More than 5,000 people have now received a Covid-19 vaccination at the pop-up clinic in the Mander Centre.

The clinic, which opened 3 weeks ago, offers first, second and booster jabs – and shoppers have been flocking through the doors to get theirs.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "The Mander Centre vaccination site has been incredibly successful, helping over 5,000 people get their life-saving Covid-19 jab in just 3 weeks.

"We are delighted to have worked with the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group and the Mander Centre to open this clinic in what is a prime city centre location, and we've had a great response from the public.

"Well over 5,000 jabs have been administered already, including hundreds of first doses to people who are just starting their vaccination journey, and if you are due your first, second or booster vaccination, please get it as soon as possible."

The Mander Centre clinic, located on the Upper Mall, Central Arcade, is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sundays from 10.30am to 4.30pm. It will be closed from 4.30pm on Christmas Eve, reopening on Monday 27 December. It will close at 4.30pm on New Year's Eve, reopening on Sunday 2 January.

It is one of a number of clinics around Wolverhampton, all of which are offering first, second and booster vaccinations. For a full list of local vaccination centres, including availability over the Christmas period, please visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. Age eligibility varies across sites, so please check before travelling. To book an appointment in advance, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119.

People aged 16 and over are eligible for a first and second dose of the vaccine. Anyone aged 18 and over can now get a booster 3 months, or 91 days, after their second dose. Booster appointments can be booked up to a month in advance. 

Children aged 12 to 15 are eligible for 2 doses, the second 12 weeks after their first. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to vaccination appointments.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Given the threat of the new, fast-spreading Omicron variant, it’s never been more important to come forward for your Covid-19 vaccine, whether that’s a first or second dose, or for those eligible, a booster dose.

“The vaccine is best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family, so please don’t delay.”