Over 242,000 Covid-19 jabs have now been given in Wolverhampton – with nearly 100,000 local residents now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.

Latest figures show 242,634 life saving vaccinations have so far been delivered. A total of 145,067 residents have had at least 1 dose of the vaccine, while 97,567 have had both. 

The vaccine is currently available to anyone aged 30 and over, or who will turn 30 before 1 July, the clinically extremely vulnerable, people with a learning disability, frontline health and social care workers and people in receipt of Carer's Allowance or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person. Anyone who is eligible for the vaccine but hasn’t had it yet is urged to book theirs as soon as possible via the national booking website.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “The vaccine is the best protection we have against Covid-19 and it’s brilliant news that over 242,000 doses have now been delivered in Wolverhampton – and that approaching 100,000 residents are fully vaccinated having had both their jabs.

“Given that case rates are creeping up again nationally, with over 4,300 new infections recorded yesterday, it is imperitive that everyone gets both doses of the vaccination as soon as possible, not only to protect themselves but others, too.

“Please also continue to follow the Hands, Face, Space and Fresh Air guidance, and get a twice weekly rapid Covid-19 test to reassure yourself and others that you don’t have the virus.”

For more information about the vaccine, including the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Covid-19 Vaccine or NHS-Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. People will need to register with a GP surgery in England in order to receive the vaccine. For more details, please visit NHS-GPs.  

For details of rapid testing, please visit Lateral Flow Home Test Kits. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19, which include a fever, a new continuous cough or a change to the sense of taste or smell, must immediately self-isolate and book a PCR test by visiting GOV.UK or calling 119.

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at GOV.UK and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at Coronavirus advice and information. Further details of the restrictions currently in place, and the answers to frequently asked questions, are available at Covid Alert