Around 100 people a day are getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at pop up clinics set up by the City of Wolverhampton Council.

The clinics, which have been visiting various parts of the city over the last few months, are run in conjunction with Central Health and St John Ambulance.

And they have already administered over 3,400 vaccinations over the last couple of months, without the need for an appointment.

This week a clinic is available outside Whitmore Reans Library, Bargate Drive, today (Wednesday 19 October) and tomorrow (Thursday 20 October) from 10am to 4pm, offering first, second and booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to people aged 18 and over. No booking is necessary. 

A pop up clinic is also available at Park Village Education Centre, Cannock Road, Low Hill, every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am to 6pm, and on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm to 7pm, until 23 December.

Among the thousands of local residents who have taken advantage of the pop up clinics are husband and wife Simon and Emily Carter, who visited it at Park Village.

Simon said: "I am immunosuppressed and I received a text message to let me know I was due for my next Covid booster. I was struggling to find an appointment to fit around my working hours, and a family member recommended Park Village to me. 

"It was easy to get to and plenty of free parking available; I walked in without an appointment and received my jab very efficiently. While there, the pharmacist informed us that my wife, who had accompanied me, was eligible for her booster too, so she also received hers. It is a great service."

Abraham Okesala, 18, received his first dose at the same clinic recently. He said: "It was so straight forward, nothing to worry about. All young people should get it done."

NHS worker Harminder Lal took her mother to the clinic when it was at Phoenix Park recently. She said: "The council is doing an excellent job. The clinic was easy to get to and easy to park at. The vaccinators were quick and efficient, and they put my mother at ease during the vaccination; the service was brilliant overall."

Also visiting Phoenix Park with her husband and sister was Judith Higginson. She said: "This was a good set up; we could just walk in and get vaccinated." 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We are receiving incredibly positive feedback about the pop up clinics, which are making it even easier for people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations at times and venues that are convenient to them.

“The pop ups have delivered over 3,400 vaccinations, and that’s of course in addition to the vaccinations delivered at the various other locations operating in Wolverhampton.

"Covid-19 infection rates are rising once again, so if you are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination, whether that's your first or second vaccination, or your booster, please get it as soon as you can."

The pop up clinics are operating alongside regular walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics, including those offering vaccinations for people aged 5 and over. For details of these clinics, please visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. Appointments can be booked at Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or by calling 119.