Thousands of over 80s and front line health care staff have now been vaccinated in Wiltshire.
A staggering 1,152 were given the vaccine over the weekend in Pewsey - and another 1000 are expected to get the Pfizer jab there this coming weekend. 
The programme has gone better than expected, so now the over 75s are being phoned up in Ramsbury, Marlborough, Burbage, Bedwyn and Pewsey.
“We have done 2,100 over 80s and just started the next age cohort on the Astra Zeneca one. By Thursday this week we will have done 200 of the over 75s, and have more clinics planned,” said Ramsbury practice manager Alison Harrod. 
“The surgeries very much depend on when we get the vaccines.  We get very little notice - maybe four or five days - so this week we only had 400 doses.  Some weeks we have had the Pfizer vaccine, and they can deliver more than a thousand at a time.
Most of the Ramsbury area’s care homes staff and residents have also had the vaccine.
A team from Ramsbury Surgery visited Brendoncare in  Froxfield to give some of its residents and staff the vital injection. Their second vaccination will be given in due course.
Maria Wegner, home manager, said: “We are so grateful to the team at Ramsbury Surgery for coming to us to administer the vaccinations, as many of our residents wouldn’t be able to visit the surgery. Our residents and their families are delighted that the first vaccinations have now been received.
“It gives us all hope and we can now see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel.”
At Dauntsey House Care Home, near Devizes, all residents and staff have now received their first vaccines, giving way to “hope for a better future”.
Victoria Grew, events co-ordinator at the home, said: “It does feel special.
“We do, interestingly, have a divided opinion here. A few of our residents believe they shouldn’t’ be getting it and that it should be going the younger generation, or school-age children, first which is quite a selfless thought.”
 In Marlborough, the Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership’s senior partner Dr Ralph Rosalie, said: “Vaccination of care home residents and staff is well underway and will be completed by Thursday this week.
Spokesperson Suzy Deering added that no one will miss out.
“KAMP have running lists of who has and who hasn’t received their first Covid vaccination, our staff will use all methods of contacting patients to make sure everyone receives their invitation.
“The PfizerBioNTec Covid vaccine vials contain six doses against an expected five, so by Monday we had supplies left,” she said.
KAMP staff leapt into action to invite another section of healthcare staff and some patients to use the remaining vaccine. 
“As a result,” she added, “Many more individuals than expected received their first vaccine and not a single dose was wasted. “Huge thanks and congratulations go to the staff involved, so much hard work and sheer effort went into delivering these clinics to such short deadlines.”
As the vaccine roll out gathers pace, there are calls out for more volunteer drivers to get patients to the jabs.
Marlborough & District LINK, a voluntary organisation set up to provide transport for the vulnerable in the community, need more volunteer drivers to take elderly residents from their home to their scheduled vaccination centre, and back home again.
All 19 GP-led, community-based coronavirus vaccination sites in Wiltshire have now opened their doors.
The incredible roll-out of vaccines in Devizes has been highlighted in a council meeting this week. (January 19)
In December, the Corn Exchange was transformed into a bustling coronavirus vaccination centre. The first local resident to receive the vaccine was Richard Conroy, at 8.30am, on December 16.
Since then, a steady stream of people have been able to access the hub for their vaccinations.
During this week’s Devizes Town Council’s Recreation and Properties Committee, councillors spoke of how the town’s Corn Exchange was offered to the NHS at the first opportunity.
Town Clerk Simon Fisher said: “As part of our support for the NHS we are giving them the building free of charge. It’s quite a significant logistical exercise as you can imagine.
“It did mean we were vaccinating in Devizes prior to most places in Wiltshire, because we were working so closely with them to make sure there was a facility they could use.”
Other councillors were full of praise for the roll-out of vaccines as well
Cllr Kelvin Nash took his father for his jab this week, and said the space was “perfect” for such an operation.
Cllr Peter Evans added: “I’ve got my first jab due Saturday afternoon, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Speaking after the meeting, Mr Fisher added: “The Town Council we were keen to ensure that there was a local vaccination centre for Devizes residents and therefore we wanted to work closely with are local GP practice team by providing the Corn Exchange free of charge to support the great work they are doing.
“This has proved to be wonderful partnership, from which our community have benefited and will continue to benefit for months to come. “