A vaccination hub to administer the Covid jab to those who need it most has been set up in Wilton.

The community vaccination programme has officially begun in South Wiltshire and today (January 7) people in priority groups, including those aged 80 and above, received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the Michael Herbert Hall.

PICTURES: Browse the pictures at the top of this article to see what happened as the jab arrived

Among the first people to get vaccinated was Christine Brenton, 81, who after receiving the jab, said: "I feel fine. I’m delighted to have the vaccine, especially if my cruise goes ahead."

Also getting the jab was Mrs Nino, who said she was "relieved".

"My grandkids were nagging me to get this," she said.

Another patient, Evelyn, added: "I’m grateful to the scientists who must’ve stayed up day and night creating this vaccine."

Voluntary groups such as Wilton Rotary Club and Wilton HELP were on hand to help NHS staff and volunteers.

Peter Edge, President of Wilton Rotary Club, has been acting as a volunteer marshal outside the venue, which he says looked "very busy".

His dad, aged 95, also received the jab today.

Mr Edge said: "Everybody I've spoken to has been very complimentary of the way it's been organised. People in general are glad that we're in this situation and those who turned up have been very grateful."

Dr Fiona Dawe, GP, Clinical Director, said she hoped this would be "the first step in getting back to some sort of normality".

The public are reminded that they should not call their doctor or the hospital about the vaccine, the NHS will directly invite people when it is their turn to be offered the vaccine.

Vaccinations at Salisbury District Hospital began last Wednesday (December 30).