To help people get access to the life saving jab, the council is seeking volunteers to visit neighbours and community members, talk to them about the vaccine and how to get it, and break down barriers preventing uptake.
Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or works in Wolverhampton can volunteer but must be able to travel across the city, and expenses will be repaid.
Volunteers will also be able to join the Wolverhampton Community Champions project, a city wide network of people giving up some of their free time to help friends, family, colleagues, and communities get the facts about Covid-19 and the vaccines and encourage uptake. For more information and to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are calling for volunteers to work with us to let households, communities and businesses know that the vaccine is available to them and stress the importance of having it as soon as they can.
“By going door to door, delivering leaflets or talking to people in shops and businesses, our volunteers are letting people know how easy it is to have the vaccine, breaking down barriers around bookings and addressing myths and misinformation.
“This means more people having their vaccine and being protected from serious illness, and reduced chances for the virus to spread. If you want to help protect your local community and can spare some time, please get in touch.”