Over 315,000 Covid-19 life-saving vaccinations have now been given in Wolverhampton, according to latest figures.

Some 168,349 residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine, and 147,380 people in the city are fully vaccinated after having had both.

Covid-19 vaccines are now available for everyone aged 16 or over, and some children aged 12 to 15 who have a higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 or who live with someone at high risk of catching it.

People aged 18+ can get their first or second jabs without an appointment at walk-in clinics which are operating around Wolverhampton. Some are also offering jabs to people aged 16 and over. For locations, times and dates plus vaccine type available, please visit Walk-in vaccinations. Vaccinations can also be booked online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Over 1,000 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for Covid-19 last week; that’s a very worrying number and emphasises the need for people to get their life-saving vaccination as soon as they can.

“The vaccine gives people a high level of protection from serious illness caused by Covid-19 and there are dozens of walk-in vaccination clinics taking place in Wolverhampton every week, offering first and second doses of the vaccine without an appointment. 

"So if you have not had your jab yet, or are now due your second dose, please pop along to your nearest walk-in clinic and get protected today."

Latest figures show there were 389.6 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,025 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.