In total, 322,600 life saving jabs have been administered in the city, with 170,021 people having had a first dose, and 152,719 people having had 2 doses for the best protection from serious illness caused by the virus.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “More than 170,000 people in the city have now had a Covid vaccination, and 152,579 people have had 2 doses for the best levels of protection from the virus.
“However, Covid-19 infection rates in Wolverhampton remain high, with over 1,000 people testing positive in the last week and are expected to increase further now that school term has started. That’s why it is so important that everyone who is eligible has their Covid-19 vaccination as soon as they can.
“The Scottish Government yesterday voted to introduce vaccine passports for nightclubs, some festivals and all large scale business and spectator sports events, with effect from 1 October. The Government here has said they are considering a similar requirement for England. So, although exact dates are not yet known, if this does go ahead then the clock is ticking for people who want to enjoy a night out or a football match in October.”
Everyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for their Covid-19 vaccination, with 2 doses for people aged 18 or over and a single dose for people aged 16 and 17.
Vaccinations are available at convenient walk in clinics open across Wolverhampton or alternatively appointments can be booked online.
For more information about walk in vaccination clinics in Wolverhampton visit COVID-19 vaccination.
Covid-19 vaccinations can be booked online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.