COVID-19 vaccinations are scheduled to stop at The Mulberry Centre, in Berrow, at the end of this month, at which point the service will move to Cheddar.

The Berrow site has provided many vaccinations for residents in the Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge area since it opened in December 2020.

Vaccines have also been offered at the BASC (Burnham Association of Sports Clubs) Ground, in Stoddens Road in Burnham, and that service - overseen by local Day Lewis Pharmacies - is set to continue.

The NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) confirmed that The Mulberry Centre will offer vaccinations in phase two of the programme, in order to enable teams to focus more on day-to-day healthcare services.

A Somerset CCG spokesperson told the Weekly News: “The Somerset Covid-19 vaccination programme is making very good progress, with more than 572,874 vaccines given as of May 16, 2021.

"349,766 first doses have been given and 223,108 people across the county have now had both doses and are fully protected.

"The government announced this week that people aged 34 and over can now book their vaccinations through the national booking service.

"Following the success of phase one of the Somerset vaccination programme, a number of changes will take place with local vaccination services, as phase two of the programme progresses for cohorts 10-12.

"This means that some GP-led community sites will not continue into phase two, to enable teams to focus more on day-to-day healthcare services - and some current vaccination sites will change locations.

"The Mulberry Centre at Berrow will continue to offer vaccinations until the end of May and the site will then move to Winchester farm at Cheddar."

Dr Joey McHugh, local GP and clinical lead for the vaccination site, said: “We have been delighted with the high take-up of vaccinations in our local area for the highest priority groups, and we are very grateful to the Mulberry Centre for accommodating the vaccination programme.

"As we move into the second phase of the programme, it is important that we can increase our capacity to offer local vaccinations at a number of sites and enable The Mulberry Centre to return to its usual care provision.

"The new site has a larger building and increased car parking facilities that will enable a larger number of people to be vaccinated each day.

“We are hugely thankful to the local community and our wonderful volunteers, in helping us to make the programme such a success.”

Somerset CCG added that work has been taking place to prepare the Cheddar site, and it is hoped that the new location will be ready to welcome the first patients in the first week of June.

Its spokesperson also confirmed that vaccinations will continue to be offered from the pharmacy-led site at the BASC sports ground in Burnham.