Anyone aged 50 and over or who has an underlying health condition can get their first dose of the Covid-19 jab by registering on the door at the Aldersley Leisure Village vaccination centre.

Those who are eligible can arrive at Aldersley Leisure Village without an appointment anytime between 8am and 7pm until next Friday 2 April. People should provide their date of birth and NHS number. 

Take up of the vaccine has been strong with more than 500,000 people across the Black Country and West Birmingham having had their first dose. However, there are still a number of people in eligible groups who haven’t come forward which has left some additional vaccine stock which is available for all those over 50 or those living with an underlying health conditions to access over the next few days.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for Black Country and West Birmingham CCGs said: “We are urging everyone who is aged 50 or with an underlying health condition to come and get their Covid-19 vaccine now.

“To make it even easier to get your vaccine, from today until 2 April we are also inviting people to arrive without an appointment at a select number of our sites. Please remember to bring your NHS number and have your date of birth ready."

Everyone will receive a health status check and a pre-vaccination assessment before they have their jab. People who are not in an eligible group are being asked not to turn up; checks will be made and people will be turned away if they are not eligible.

As well as Aldersley Leisure Village, people can attend either Saddlers Centre, Walsall or Tipton Sports Academy, Sandwell.

4 in 5 people in the first nine priority groups have now received at least one dose since the NHS vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, kicked off a little over 100 days ago.

Far fewer appointments will be available for first doses from next week as the bulk of available supplies are being used to fully vaccinate people with a second jab.

For more information about the vaccine, including the answers to frequently asked questions, please visit GOV.UK or NHS