Around 900 vaccines are expected to be given out in one day alone during the second week of City Hall being operational.

Today (January 22) the NHS announced that the city centre building, which has been closed since March, will reopen from Tuesday (January 26) to roll out the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 80 or above.

More vaccine news:

Two pods have been set up in the main hall, each consisting of five stations managed by two vaccinators.

To start with, only one pod will be operational meaning 450 patients are expected to be given the jab in one day during the first week.

However, from the second week both pods will be used, bringing the total to about 900.

Each vaccinator will be able to administer 24 jabs per hour, which gives a total of 96 jabs every 60 minutes.

The opening of the large-scale vaccination site, one of the first of its kind in the region, will allow the rollout of the Covid vaccine to proceed at a much faster speed.

Vaccinations will take place every day from around 8am to 8pm with patients expected to be in and out in around 10-15 minutes.

Those who get a letter inviting them to book an appointment to City Hall will have the option to either get their jab there or attend one of the GP-led sites when invited to do so by their GP practice.

Get more Salisbury news.

You can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date.

Email with your comments, pictures, letters and news stories.