More than 300,000 Covid-19 vaccinations have now been administered in Wolverhampton.

NHS figures show 166,132 people have had their first dose, while 134,594 residents are fully vaccinated and so have the best protection from serious illness caused by the virus. In total, 300,726 life-saving jabs have been given.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “The roll out of the vaccine is continuing apace, and it's brilliant news that over 300,000 doses of the life-saving Covid-19 jab have now been given in Wolverhampton.

"There have been over 30 walk-in vaccination clinics running each week at locations all around the city, enabling residents to get their first or second vaccinations at a time or place that it is convenient to them, without needing to book ahead.

“Together with pre-bookable appointments at vaccination sites and pharmacies, these clinics are making it easy for everyone to get protected, and I am delighted that nearly 135,000 residents have now had both their jabs, giving them maximum protection against this deadly virus.

“England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer said yesterday that the vaccine rollout has prevented over 22m cases of Covid-19 and 60,000 deaths in the country and, with the number of infections in our city still high, I would urge anyone aged 18 and over who hasn't yet had their first or second doses to do so as soon as possible."

Full information about walk-in clinic locations, times and dates plus vaccine type available, can be found at Walk-in vaccinations. Vaccinations can also be booked online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.

For more information about the vaccine, including the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Covid-19 Vaccine or NHS.

Latest figures show there were 300 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 789 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.