More than 1,000 people have already received a jab at the Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre.

It opened late last month and offers first, second and booster Pfizer vaccinations from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays. 

People aged 16 and over are able to get a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, or their booster if they are eligible. And children aged 12 to 15 can get a single dose if they haven’t been vaccinated in school, though they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We've had a great response to the new vaccination clinic at the Mander Centre, which is making it even easier for people to get their lifesaving Covid-19 jabs.

"Well over 1,000 vaccinations have been administered already; we are seeing an increasing number of families coming along and getting their jabs at the same time, many people are coming in for their first jab and we’ve also welcomed a high number of 12 to 15 year olds who, for whatever reason, were unable to get vaccinated in school.”

Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Having a site located in this prime position is ensuring local people have easier access to vaccinations, where they can drop in for a vaccine at a time that is convenient for them, or even while they’re out doing their Christmas shopping. 

“I would like to thank the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Mander Centre for hosting the vaccination site and would encourage anyone who is due a vaccine to come and pay us a visit. 

“Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family, especially as we approach Christmas, so please don’t delay and come forward as soon as possible.”

Richard Scharenguivel, Mander Centre Manager, added: "We are delighted to be playing a small part helping with the city’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, donating this great facility free of charge for our loyal customers to use. 

"If you are in the city centre for work, shopping or leisure and you are due your second dose or booster, or haven't yet had your first jab, please pop into the Mander Centre for your free vaccination."

The walk in vaccination centre is located on the Upper Mall, Central Arcade, opposite Rymans. Vaccinations are available to anyone aged 12 and over without the need to make an appointment. Visitors are asked to wear face coverings unless they are exempt for medical reasons.

Other walk in sites continue to operate in Wolverhampton. To find your nearest, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19). To book an appointment, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119. 

Latest figures show there were 328.7 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 864 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.