A NEW vaccination centre opened in Taunton on Monday (October 11).

Portakabins have been put up at the Firepool site, where staff are administering Covid-19 jabs.

The site, which replaces Taunton Racecourse, will be open seven days a week from 8.30am until 7.30pm.

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One of the first people to be vaccinated at the site was Isabella Clements from Bedford.

Somerset County Gazette: VACCINE:  Isabella Clements getting vaccinated with Steve Ashton and Graham Ferguson

She said: "I live with someone who is extremely vulnerable, so that's why I'm here today to get my second jab."

The site will enable up to 800 people a day to have their Covid-19 vaccination.

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Somerset County Gazette: QUEUE: First people jabbed at Firepool People waiting to get vaccinated at the new firepool site

Somerset County Gazette: NEW SITE: Staff talking through the vaccination process at the Firepool site

Somerset County Gazette: CENTRE: Vehicles arriving at the new Firepool site