COVID-19 Vaccinations For Shaftesbury Area Patients Start Next Saturday

Sara Froud of Shaftesbury’s Abbey View Medical Centre says patient COVID-19 vaccinations using the Pfizer vaccine will commence next Saturday, 9th January.

As we have previously reported, vaccination of patients registered with the Shaftesbury, Fontmell and Gillingham surgeries will take place in Sturminster Newton.

Since we last spoke with Sara, the period between the two injections has changed. Sara says this will alter the rollout of the programme. She explains how the first patients will be selected and contacted.

Abbey View Medical Centre

We also ask Sara about transport arrangements to Sturminster and whether there are plans to use the AstraZeneca vaccine locally soon.

Sara says her colleagues intend to visit local care homes to vaccinate staff and residents.