As students head into halls and get ready for the new term, the Wolverhampton Covid-19 vaccine bus is going back to Molineux Stadium again this week, close to Wolverhampton University, to make it as easy for people to get vaccinated.

As part of the University of Wolverhampton’s StartWell week, walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations are available to all students without needing to book, on the vaccine bus in the Stan Cullis Stand car park at Molineux Stadium. The bus will be open on Thursday 23 September between 1pm and 6pm and then Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September from 11am until 6pm.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “We want to encourage all students to grab a jab if they haven’t done so already. The vaccine bus has set up at Molineux again, which is conveniently close to the university and nearby halls of residence.

“With students coming back to uni, or starting a new course, there will be lots of mixing and an increased risk of transmission so it is important that as many people as possible are fully vaccinated, in order to protect themselves from serious illness caused by the virus. The vaccines also help to reduce the risk of passing the virus on, so help to protect the people around you too.

“If you haven’t had your first dose yet, or if you’re now due your second one, 8 weeks after the first, please pop along to the vaccine bus whilst it’s at Molineux this week.”

Professor Julia Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton said: “Here at the University, we are doing everything we can to continue to keep everyone as safe as possible. 

“One of the key things we can all do to keep ourselves and everyone in our community safe, is to get vaccinated. This small simple action will save lives, reduce risks and help ensure staff and students are protected we can all continue to can enjoy the full vibrancy and creativity our University has to offer.”

Anyone over the age of 18 can get their first or second dose of Covid-19 vaccination at the bus. There is no need to be registered with a local GP, and no need to book ahead.

Covid-19 vaccinations are also available at other walk-in clinics around Wolverhampton. For details see  COVID-19 vaccination. Alternatively, vaccinations can be booked online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.