A number of walk in Covid-19 vaccination clinics are available in Wolverhampton this week, offering lifesaving jabs without the need to book.

The clinics are all open to everyone aged 16 or over and have Pfizer vaccines available. They offer single doses for people aged 16 and 17, and first and second doses for people aged 18 or over; the second dose should be 8 weeks after the first.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “There are walk in clinics open again this week for anyone in Wolverhampton who has not yet had their coronavirus vaccination or is due for their second one. 

“I want to encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they can and if you haven’t had yours yet, for whatever reason, you can still do so. If there isn’t a walk in clinic near you, you can book an appointment online at Coronavirus (COVID-19) or by calling 119, as other locations are often available.

“And please don’t forget, everyone over the age of 18 needs to get at least 2 doses for the best protection. The second is usually given 8 weeks after the first, so if you’re due your second dose and haven’t had it yet, please get it either at a walk in clinic or by booking an appointment as soon as possible.”

Details of the walk in Covid-19 vaccination clinics across Wolverhampton can be found at COVID-19 vaccination.

Walk in clinics are not currently offering booster doses. These are given 6 months after the second dose and everyone who is eligible for a booster will be contacted by their GP to book an appointment.

Latest figures show there were 353.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the 7 seven days. That means 929 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.