Wolverhampton's pop-up Covid-19 vaccination sites will be operating amended opening hours over the Christmas period.

They are each offering first, second and booster vaccinations and are open as follows:

WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams vaccination clinic (ages 16+) is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm. It will be closed from 4pm on Christmas Eve until 28 December inclusive, and also on New Year's Day, reopening on Sunday 2 January.

The Mander Centre, Upper Mall, Central Arcade, (12+) is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sundays from 10.30am to 4.30pm. It will be closed from 4.30pm on Christmas Eve, reopening on Monday 27 December. It will close at 4.30pm on New Year's Eve, reopening on Sunday 2 January.

The Hub at Ashmore Park (ages 16+) is open until Thursday (23 December) from 10am to 6pm daily.

The pop up sites join a number of existing clinics around Wolverhampton, all of which are offering first, second and booster vaccinations. For a full list of local vaccination centres, including availability over the Christmas period, please visit NHS. Age eligibility varies across sites, so please check before travelling. To book an appointment in advance, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Covid-19 cases numbers remain very high – with well over 1,200 people in Wolverhampton testing positive in the last 7 days. 

“The best thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe this winter is to make sure you have been vaccinated so, if you are eligible for your Covid-19 booster, or your first or second jab is now due, please come forward for it as soon as possible."

People aged 16 and over are eligible for a first and second dose of the vaccine. Anyone aged 18 and over can now get a booster 3 months, or 91 days, after their second dose. Booster appointments can be booked up to a month in advance. 

Children aged 12 to 15 are eligible for 2 doses, the second 12 weeks after their first. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to vaccination appointments.

Latest figures show there were 470.5 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,237 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.