TEN sites across Dorset are currently supplying people with the Covid-19 vaccine.

Local vaccination services run by GPs opened in December as the NHS continued to rollout the vaccine to priority groups.

People aged 80 and over as well as care home workers will be amongst the first to receive the vaccine. Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified nationally by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Dr Karen Kirkham, GP, Clinical lead for the Dorset Covid-19 vaccination programme, and Assistant Clinical Director of NHS Dorset CCG, said: “We understand that there is a lot of interest in the Covid-19 vaccination programme and would like to reassure everyone that we are working extremely hard to deliver vaccines in line with the national guidance, so those people who are most at risk get theirs first.  

"We are asking people not to call their GP practice, hospital or 111 to ask when you will get your jab, as you will be approached once it is your turn.

"If you have an appointment and are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible so someone else can use your slot – your appointment will be rescheduled.

"NHS services are under very increased pressure and the most important thing you can do to help is to stick to the national restrictions and stay at home.”

The places offering the vaccine in Dorset are as follows:

Christchurch Primary Care Network - Stour Surgery, 49 Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PA

North Bournemouth Primary Care Network - Talbot Medical Centre, 63 Kinson Road, Bournemouth, BH10 4BX

Shore Medical Primary Care Network - Heatherview Medical Centre, 2 Alder Park, Alder Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH12 4AY

Wimborne & Ferndown Primary Care Network - St Leonards Hospital, Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Ringwood, BH24 2RR

Crane Valley Primary Care Network - St Leonards Hospital, Ringwood Road, St Leonards, Ringwood, BH24 2RR

Weymouth & Portland Primary Care Network - Weymouth Community Hospital, 3 Melcombe Avenue, Weymouth, DT4 7TB

Jurassic Coast Primary Care Network - Bridport Medical Centre, W Allington, Bridport, DT6 5BN

Central Bournemouth Primary Care Network - St Albans Medical Centre, 26-28 St Alban’s Crescent, Bournemouth, BH8 9EW

Bournemouth East Collaborative Network - Beaufort Road Practice, 21 Beaufort Road, Bournemouth, BH6 5AJ

Poole Bay & Bournemouth Primary Care Network - Westbourne Medical Centre, Milburn Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 9HJ