More than a third of a million Covid-19 first and second vaccinations have now been given in Wolverhampton.

Latest data shows that 174,258 first doses of the vaccination have been administered in the city, with 159,368 residents also having received their second dose.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "It's great to see another vaccination milestone being hit, with over a third of a million first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine having now been given in Wolverhampton; this is a fantastic effort by all concerned.

"The total number of jabs will be higher still, as these figures don’t include data from the booster rollout which is going very well.

"If you are now due your second dose or your booster – or, indeed, you haven't had your first jab yet – you no longer need to wait for a call from your GP to arrange it.

"Instead, you can pop along and get your first or second dose at one of the walk in or bookable sites operating in Wolverhampton; you can find out where and when they are taking place by visiting COVID-19 vaccination

"Alternatively, you can book your first or second dose over the phone by calling 119 or by logging on to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

“And if you are in one of the groups eligible for the booster, which can be given 6 months after the second dose, you can book that by calling 119 or at Coronavirus (COVID-19) – remember that, from today, boosters can be booked a month before they are due.”

Boosters are available to anyone aged 50 and over, people who live and work in care homes, frontline health and social care workers, people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19, people who are a main carer for someone at high risk from Covid-19, and people who live with someone who is more likely to get infections. Pregnant women in one of these eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

Latest figures show there were 274.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 721 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.