THE NHS area covering Swindon and Wiltshire has hit another vaccination milestone.

More than two million Covid vaccinations have been given out at sites across Swindon, Bath & North East Somerset and Wiltshire.

And 100,000 of those jabs were administered in a two-week period between December 22 and January 5 after Boris Johnson's call for people to get boosted. 

Health leaders now want anyone who hasn’t received all or any of their jabs to protect themselves and others against the virus.

The number of vaccinations delivered stood at 2,059,000 on Friday.

The rush came after the Primer Minister announced at the beginning of December that all adults would be offered the booster jab by the end of the year. 
Vaccine sites across the region have pulled out all the stops to ensure that all adults have been able to receive a booster vaccination which provides protection against the new Omicron variant.

CCG director of nursing and quality Gill May said: “The response we had from local people over the festive period following the call to get boosted was absolutely incredible.

“To give out almost 100,000 vaccines in the space of two weeks, as well as see our overall total top the two million mark, has been phenomenal, and I’d like to pay tribute to all those staff who worked so tirelessly over Christmas and New Year to make it happen.

“We now want to start this new year in much the same way as we ended 2021, by making sure as many people as possible throughout our communities are protected against Covid-19.

“Having the vaccine remains our best defence against a virus that is still putting friends and loved-ones in hospital and, with our local NHS currently under significant pressure, it’s never been more essential for those who are eligible to come forward.

“Receiving the coronavirus vaccine, as well as the necessary second dose and booster jab, not only offers personal protection, but goes some way to protecting others by reducing person-to-person transmission.”

Figures revealed that around 100,000 people in the region were still unvaccinated at the end of last year.

And 3,39 people in Swindon tested positive for Covid in the seven days leading up to New Year’s Eve. 

The CCG has reassured people that Steam Museum has good vaccination appointment availability. 

People can book their appointments via or over the phone by calling 119. For more information visit