Find out who can get the COVID-19 vaccine and how to get it.
Who can get the vaccine?
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults over the age of 18.
You do not have to wait to be contacted to book an appointment for vaccination. You can book and manage your appointment online
Vaccinations in Bath and North East Somerset
The COVID-19 vaccination programme is now well underway in BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire. There has been a wide variety of vaccination sites, including large-scale centres, some community halls or centres, local pharmacies and mobile pop-up facilities.
When you book online, you will be given a choice of the most local sites available to make your appointment. There are ongoing changes in the range of sites available. If you have particular access, mobility or other special needs, or other enquiries about sites, please contact the NHS Coronavirus Telephone Service on 119
Free bus service to Bath Racecourse
Throughout July, anyone travelling between Bath Bus Station and Bath Racecourse for a booked vaccination appointment can use the First Bus service 32 for free. You can catch the bus at Bay 15 of the Bus Station, or anywhere on its route to Lansdown, and will need to show evidence of your appointment booking (such as your email confirmation). Buses run from the Bus Station hourly, on the hour, from 7am to 8pm, and take around 15 minutes to reach the site.
What you can expect at your vaccination appointment
For information about how appointments work, and what you need to bring, please see the NHS website.
Covid-19 Vaccination Bus Mobile Drop-in Clinics
If you live in a rural area and are finding it difficult to get to a vaccination clinic, or you have questions about the vaccines on offer, a vaccination bus is available to help vaccinate people.
The vaccination bus will operate as a drop-in service so you won’t have to book, you can just turn up and have your vaccine.
It’s intended for local people who may find it hard to get to a large vaccination site, or who want to come along and ask a health professional any questions they have about the vaccines. It’s also suitable for people who may need a slightly longer appointment because of specific concerns or fears, such as needle phobia. If you already have a first or second dose appointment booked elsewhere, please keep your appointment if you can – the bus is only for people without first or second dose appointments already booked.
We will be visiting the following locations from 10am to 6.30pm to offer first and second doses of Astra Zeneca vaccine to those that don’t already have an appointment, and will return 5 weeks later.
- Mon 12 July: Paulton Rovers Football Club, Winterfield Rd, Paulton, Bristol, BS39 7RF (return 16 August)
- Tues 13 July: Keynsham Health Centre, St Clements Rd, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1AF (return 17 August)
- Wednesday 14 July: Red Post Inn, Bath Road, Peasedown St John, Bath, BA2 8JH (return 18 August)
We will also be returning to these locations, following our first visit last week.
- Monday 2 Aug: Old Radco car park, 3 Wells Road, Radstock, BA3 3RQ
- Tuesday 3 Aug: Stanton Court Nursing Home (car park), Stanton Drew, Near Chew Magna, Bristol, BS39 4ER
- Wednesday 4 Aug: Bath City Football Club, 105 High St, Twerton, Bath, BA2 1DB. Please note the Pfizer vaccine will be available for all adults over 18 at this clinic only.
- Thursday 5 Aug: Somer Centre, Gullock Tyning, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 2UH
If you have additional transport needs, you can call 0300 247 0050. You do not have to be registered with a GP practice to receive the vaccination at the mobile clinic.
More dates and locations will be advertised in due course. Please visit this page regularly for updates.
If you have any doubts or queries about vaccination
Visit the COVID-19 vaccination pages of the B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), where you can find a wide variety of information to answer your concerns.
If English is not your first language
Use the menu at the top of the CCG webpage to translate the information into your language.
Vaccinations for employers
As an employer, you are in a unique position to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme by encouraging staff to get both their first jab and then, when they are eligible, their second jab, to ensure they have maximum protection.
Supporting your employees to get vaccinated comes with several benefits. Having the COVID-19 vaccine means:
- your employees can better protect themselves and those around them
- lower risk of your employees catching and spreading COVID-19 to colleagues, therefore reducing the negative impact on your workforce
- protecting your customers when using your services
- bringing your staff back safely into the workplace sooner
To find out more about how you can support vaccination of your workforce, please see COVID-19 vaccination: guide for employers.