Wolverhampton’s Covid-19 vaccine bus has pulled up at Bilston Market this week and anyone aged 18 or over is invited to get their first or second Covid-19 jab without needing to book an appointment.

The vaccine bus will be at Bilston Market, WV14 0DN, today (Thursday 15 July) from 1pm to 6pm, and tomorrow (Friday 16 July) to Sunday from 10am to 4pm each day.

It is offering the Pfizer vaccine today and expects to have both Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs available tomorrow and over the weekend.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are already seeing Covid-19 cases rising significantly in Wolverhampton and, with Covid-19 restrictions being removed from law next week, another wave of infections is expected.

“For people who have been fully vaccinated with both doses, increasing infection rates do not present such as serious threat. However, people who have not had their jabs will not have the protection the vaccine affords and could be at risk of serious illness, hospitalisation or even death if they get the virus. 

“That’s why we’re taking the vaccine bus out to areas that need it most; to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccines and get protected.

“If you have not had yours yet, or if it has been eight weeks or more since your first jab, please come along to the vaccine bus in Bilston Market this week, or call in to one of the other walk in clinics across the city, to get your jab.”

In addition to the bus, walk in vaccination clinics are being held daily at locations across the city, where anyone over the age of 18 can get a vaccination without needing an appointment. Locations and times change regularly, so for up to date information please visit Walk in vaccinations.

For more information about the vaccine, including the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Covid-19 Vaccine or NHS

Latest figures show there were 298.8 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 786 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.