Pop-up clinics, offering first, second and booster vaccinations without an appointment, are opening at WV Active Bilston Bert-Williams, the Civic Centre and The Hub at Ashmore Park.
The vaccination centre at WV Active Bilston-Bert Williams (ages 16+) will be open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 6pm and on Sundays from 10am to 4pm from today (Thursday 16 December).
The vaccination centre at the Civic Centre (ages 18+) will be open Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm from tomorrow (Friday 17 December).
Please note, both sites will be closed from Christmas Eve to 28 December inclusive and also on New Year’s Day.
Meanwhile, the vaccination centre at The Hub at Ashmore Park (ages 16+) will be open between 10am and 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (18 and 19 December) and from Monday to Thursday (20 to 23 December) from 10am to 6pm.
People aged 16 and over are eligible for a first and second dose of the vaccine. Anyone aged 18 and over can now get a booster 3 months, or 91 days, after their second dose. Booster appointments can be booked up to a month in advance.
The new sites join a number of existing clinics which are in operation around Wolverhampton, including one in the Mander Centre (Upper Mall, Central Arcade, opposite Rymans) which is offering first, second and booster vaccinations from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays. Children aged 12 to 15 are able to get vaccinated at this site and are now eligible for a second dose 12 weeks after their first. They must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Please note, the Mander site will close at 4.30pm on Christmas Eve, reopening Monday to Thursday, 27 to 30 December, from 9am to 5.30pm and New Year’s Eve from 9am to 4.30pm.
For a full list of local vaccination centres, please visit Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site. Age eligibility varies across sites, so please check before travelling. To book an appointment in advance, please visit Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or call 119.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Covid-19 cases numbers are rising rapidly at the moment and, as we approach the festive period and spend more time with others indoors, the best thing you can do to keep yourself and others safe is to make sure you have been vaccinated.
"We are pleased to be working with the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group to open these 3 new vaccination clinics and, if you are due your Covid-19 booster, or your first or second jab is now due, please come forward for it as soon as possible."
Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “In light of the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, it’s never been more important to come forward for your Covid-19 vaccine, whether that’s a first or second dose, or for those eligible, a booster dose.
“Even if you’ve previously turned down the offer of a vaccine, it’s not too late to come forward. We want everyone to know that the offer of a vaccine is evergreen and they still have a vaccine with their name on.
“The vaccine remains our best protection against Covid-19, so getting a jab is the most important thing we can do to keep ourselves and those around us safe."
Latest figures show there were 435.7 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,146 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.