More Covid-19 walk-in vaccination clinics are open around Wolverhampton this week, to make it as easy as possible to get protected from the deadly virus.

This week, all 20 are clinics are open to people aged 18 or over, and most accept people aged 16 and 17 too.

No booking is needed, and all of the clinics have Pfizer vaccines, with most stocking AstraZeneca as well. Single doses are available for 16 and 17 year olds, and first and second doses for anyone aged 18 or over. Doses should be eight weeks apart.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Infection rates are high locally and nationally and we have yet to see the real impact of the return to school, although rates in children and young people are already considerably higher than in adults.

“We’re also seeing increasing numbers of people in hospital who are not vaccinated, so if you haven’t had your first dose yet, or if you are aged over 18 and are due your second one please get it today, or as soon as you can, at one of the walk-in clinics open across the city.”

Full details of the Covid-19 vaccination clinics open in Wolverhampton this week can be found at Covid-19 vaccination

The latest figures show that there were 347.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 913 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.