To make it easier for people in Wolverhampton to access and complete their Covid-19 vaccinations, walk-in clinics have opened in the city this week, with more to follow.

Covid-19 infection rates are rising sharply and, with Government indicating it will ease social restrictions later this month, it is vital that as many people as possible have their vaccinations as soon as possible.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is working in partnership with the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, local GPs and pharmacies to set up walk-in clinics offering first or second dose vaccinations without needing to book. Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available at most clinics, subject to stock on the day.

Locations this week include:

  • Aldersley Leisure Village, WV6 9NW, today (Tuesday 6 July) until Thursday, 9.30am to 7pm
  • Alfred Squire Health Centre, Wednesfield WV11 1XU, today (Tuesday 6 July) 12pm to 8pm
  • Whitmore Reans Health Centre WV6 0QL, Thursday (8 July), 12pm to 8pm
  • Keats Grove Surgery WV10 8LY, Friday and Saturday (9 and 10 July), 8am to 7pm

More clinics are added regularly and further dates, times and locations can be found at Walk-in vaccinations.

These are in addition to the vaccine bus, which this week will be in the Stan Cullis Stand car park at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Molineux Stadium, on Thursday (8 July) between 1pm and 7pm, then 11am until 6pm from Friday to Sunday (9 to 11 July).

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “With social restrictions likely to be eased on 19 July but Covid-19 infection rates still rising sharply, getting vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself and those around you.

“We know it can be inconvenient to book ahead or travel far to get a vaccine, so we have opened walk-in vaccination clinics across the city, closer to where people live. 

“There’s no need to book, just go along and have your jab. It’s quick and easy and will protect you from serious illness caused by the virus.”

Wolverhampton’s walk-in vaccination locations are in addition to pre-bookable clinics, with appointments available online at NHS or by calling NHS 119.

Latest figures show there were 203.1 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the 7 days to 4 July. That means 534 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that 7 day period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.