National Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Please see the link below should you have any concerns re the Astrazenca vaccine.






There have been several enquiries re the Covid Vaccination, please access the link below to see replies to Frequently Asked Questions that has been compiled by the CCG. This will be updated on a regular basis:

Covid-19 vaccinations in Somerset

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There has been reported a further e-mail scam involving COVID vaccinations which is also being reported on the internet.


The e-mail appears to have been sent by the NHS and looks genuine stating crown copyright etc.  The e-mail offers a COVID vaccination based on family genetic history and there is the offer of two doses of the vaccination 3 -4 weeks apart.


There are links to accept / reject.  If accepted it is believe that payment is requested.


Please note that the COVID vaccination rollout is free on the NHS and appointments are offered in strict adherence to government guidelines. Please warn and advise any friends or family that may not see this warning.

We have been sending out text messages to patients aged 75 and over this week inviting them to book their Covid Vaccination.
If you are unable to use the link in the message please don’t ring or come to the Health Centre or the Henhayes Centre – we have a list of patients and we will be ringing you.
Please help us to keep our phone lines free for patients that need medical assistance.
We understand that 119 have been informing people that if they cannot attend the central hubs for their vaccination e.g Taunton to call Henhayes for an appointment. Please DO NOT do this or attend the site without an appointment, the phones are not being answered at Henhayes and the vaccination is by appointment ONLY. Please see the information above we will call as soon we are able.
Thank you for your patience
Many thanks
Martock & South Petherton Surgery



We understand that people are anxious to be invited for their COVID-19 vaccinations. We are working very hard to invite people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation as quickly as we can.


Please help us by not contacting us to ask about your appointment. We will contact you when it’s your turn.


If you have received a letter from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a vaccination centre, you can book as advised in the letter or wait to be invited by your GP surgery.


Please do not contact or visit your GP surgery to ask when they will contact you. We are working as quickly as we can to get to everyone in the priority groups.




I am pleased to report that we are progressing well with our Primary Care Network Covid-19 vaccination programme. We have already given over 2,100 vaccines. We are using all vaccine made available to us, as quickly as possible.


We are following national guidance on prioritisation of patients. Thus far, we have vaccinated around one third of our over-80s. We have prioritized our most vulnerable patients, considering their underlying health conditions and social factors. 


Over the next three weeks, we will be focussing on residential care and nursing homes. Once these have been completed, we will continue with vaccinating our over-80s age group. 


In the meantime, the large ‘county’ sites are starting to come online. They will also be sending invitations for vaccination. This should significantly increase the vaccination rate. 


Please do not contact your GP surgery to enquire about vaccination. Rest assured that we will be inviting everyone over time. Contacts to the surgery simply slow down the process, blocking staff capacity to organise invitations.


Best wishes,


Dr T M Quinlan

Clinical Director

Somerset South West Primary Care Network