For all previous Parish Council Coronavirus updates please select the Covid-19 Category on the News Page of the Westbury Website http://westburysubmendip-pc.gov.uk/category/covid-19/
Its good that the vaccination programme is now in progress and many local people in the priority groups will have either had the first jab (in some cases two) or have a date for an appointment. It is difficult from within the village to see a pattern in who has and has not been called yet because some practices may have older patients than others or more limited space. They are however all working to the same priority order which is conveniently summarised here.
Two things are clear from local experience. One is that the service, wherever offered seems to be working smoothly and easily. A short note from Jan and Ray Fisher about their visit is reproduced below. The other is that several people have been offered changed arrangements, usually at a more convenient location and sometimes at the last minute. It does not seem possible to ring up and choose where and when to go but several people we have spoken to report changes for the better.
Covid 19 Vaccine
In early December we were contacted by telephone by The West Mendip Hospital Covid vaccine team to invite us both for our jabs. A few questions had to be answered at that point about allergies etc. They invited us both to attend on December 16th for our first jabs.
We attended on that date and were greeted in the car park of the hospital by friendly volunteers who guided us into the system. From then on we were accompanied all the time. A friendly young doctor administered the jab without any discomfort at all. We were given second jab appointments for 6th January. We then had to sit in a waiting area for 15 minutes to ensure there were no reactions.
It was lovely to see nurses from our medical practice working in the clinic. Everyone was very relaxed and happy about what was happening. Our second jabs were given in the same way on January 6th. The whole experience was quick and painless.
Please do not hesitate about this procedure. If you are nervous please let the helpers know.
Jan & Ray Fisher
Message from the Chair of the Parish Council
A message from the chair of the Parish Council, Sue Isherwood is here. As well as referring to Covid she writes about the dark skies policy that seeks to preserve one of the special qualities of our village.
Sue Reece (870618) Mick Fletcher (870531) on behalf of the Parish Council