A POP-UP Covid vaccination clinic was set up at Stonehenge during the winter solstice celebrations on Wednesday (December 22).

It was organised by the Salisbury Plain Primary Care Network with support from English Heritage.

Fifty six people received their jab in the Stonehenge Visitor Centre that morning.

This was the first time there has been a pop-up vaccination clinic at the site. 

Jennifer Davies, English Heritage’s Head of Historic Properties for Stonehenge: “We were approached by the NHS and we were very happy to host a pop-up vaccination clinic at this year’s Winter Solstice.”

More than 2,500 people were at the historic stones to watch the sunrise with more than 55,000 watching it live online.

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Jennifer added, “It was lovely to reach the milestone of Winter Solstice, with the hope it brings of knowing the days are now getting longer, a feeling of optimism shared at this time of year for millennia. Over 55,000 people from around the world watched the sunrise live online along with approximately 2,500 people at Stonehenge this morning.

“It was a chilly morning but we were treated to an absolutely stunning sunrise. We’d like to thank all our partners for helping to organise a safe solstice, and everyone who attended for taking the Covid-safety guidance and precautions seriously. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors over the festive season and in the New Year.”


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