Eligible people in Wolverhampton are being urged to get their Covid-19 booster jab by this Saturday (11 December) to give them very high protection against coronavirus by Christmas Day.

Everyone aged 40 and over and the clinically extremely vulnerable can now book their booster jab for 3 months after their second dose. The national booking system is open to people a month in advance – 2 months – or 61 days – after their second dose at Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Getting your Covid-19 booster vaccine as soon as you are eligible is the best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this winter – and if you are able to have it by this Saturday, it will have sufficient time to develop maximum protection by Christmas Day. 

"Equally, if you are yet to get your first or second vaccination, please come forward for it as soon as possible."

She added: "As we approach the festive period and spend more time with others indoors, it's even more important that we do all we can to keep ourselves and others safe, and one of the key things is to get vaccinated."

A number of walk-in vaccination clinics are operating in Wolverhampton, including the vaccination service in the Mander Centre (Upper Mall, Central Arcade, opposite Rymans) which is offering first, second and booster vaccinations from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays. 

For a full list of local vaccination centres, many of which are offering walk-in appointments, please visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. To book an appointment in advance, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinationor call 119.