6th March 2021

Vaccinations start from Taunton Racecourse vaccination centre

A new large vaccination centre for Somerset has opened.

A spokesperson for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust said:

“Today we started COVID-19 vaccinations from Somerset’s new large vaccination centre at Taunton Racecourse.

It was wonderful to see so many people from across the county come in to get their vaccine, and to witness the hard work of teams from different organisations come together to deliver it.

The large vaccination site will be open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm, to offer the COVID-19 jab to people in the highest priority groups including the over 80s and health and care staff.

Please remember not to contact or visit any of our sites – you will be contacted when it is your turn.”

The new large vaccination centre is part of a wave of ‘large’ vaccination centres opening across the country and will open seven days a week, 08:00 – 20:00 to offer the COVID-19 jab to people across Somerset, supporting the accelerated roll out of the local vaccination programme.

The racecourse will be providing vaccines for people in the highest priority groups including the over 80s and health and care staff.