Anyone who has yet to have their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, or those who are due their second one, can grab a jab at walk-in vaccination taking place across Wolverhampton again this week.

The clinics are open to people aged 16 or over in Bilston, Whitmore Reans, Wednesfield, Bushbury and at Aldersley Leisure Village. Supporting these clinics, the vaccine bus will be returning to Phoenix Park from Thursday (30 September), with jabs available for anyone aged 16+.

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Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “There are plenty of walk-in clinics open over the coming days for people aged 16 or older, along with the vaccine bus which will arriving at Phoenix Park later this week. All of them have the Pfizer vaccine and most have AstraZeneca too.

“Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and there were more than 1,000 new cases recorded in Wolverhampton last week. Vaccination offers the best protection against the virus, significantly reducing the risk of getting seriously ill or dying from Covid-19 and of catching and spreading the virus on to others.

“So, if you are 16 or older and haven’t had your Covid-19 vaccination yet, or are now due for your second dose, please go along to one of the walk-in clinics or the vaccine bus as soon as you can.”

Latest figures show there were 382 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,005 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.