Salisbury Cathedral is the second cathedral to become a Covid-19 vaccine centre when it open its doors today (Sat 16) – and its patients are in for a treat.
Salisbury Cathedral opens vaccine clinic – to music
For music will be provided throughout the day on the cathedral’s famous Father Willis organ thanks to the cathedral’s Director of music, David Halls, and assistant director, John Challenger.
The Very Revd Nicholas Papadopulos, Dean of Salisbury, said:
“We are proud to be playing our part in the life-saving vaccination programme, which offers real hope in these difficult times.
“The staff of our local NHS and their patients will receive a warm welcome to their cathedral, and we assure them of our constant prayer.”
The historic site, which was built 800 years ago, will host the Sarum South Primary Care Network Covid-19 local vaccination service. Local GPs from five practices have invited patients in the over-80s priority group to attend the cathedral for their first Covid-19 jab.
Dr Dan Henderson, co-clinical director for the Sarum South Primary Care Network, said:
“It’s great to be further expanding the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Wiltshire.
“Today marks another step towards getting our lives back to normal.
“The huge vaccine programme is a marathon, not a sprint, but we will get to everyone.”