MORE than 136,000 does of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered at Salisbury City Hall.

And this number is only set to rise as we head into the winter months, with booster jabs set to be rolled out.

Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from as early as next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously.

This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.

However, there will be flexibility in the programme, allowing all those eligible to receive their booster from six months after their second doses. This approach will allow more vulnerable people to be given their boosters quicker.

Fiona Hyett, Operations Director at Salisbury City Hall Vaccination Centre, said: "The Salisbury City Hall vaccination programme has been a great success with over 136,000 doses given since we opened.

"It has been quieter recently which is a consequence of our success. "Even though it has been quieter we have remained open to make it as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated, and we are still getting about 20 people a day coming for their first dose and 100 or so for their second dose.

"We will get busier again once we start giving the boosters."

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