More walk in vaccination clinics have opened in Wolverhampton this week, offering first and second dose vaccinations to anyone aged 18 or over, without needing to book ahead.

As Covid-19 infection rates continue to rise and with the removal of coronavirus restrictions planned for next week, it is critical that as many people as possible are protected from the virus.

To make it easier for people who have not yet had their vaccine, all adults in Wolverhampton can walk in to one of more than 30 clinics across the city this week.

For people due their second doses, guidance was recently changed, with the recommended gap between doses being shortened to 8 weeks for everyone. All of the walk in clinics are offering second doses without needing to book, so long as doses are 8 weeks apart.

Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are available at most of the clinics, subject to stock on the day.

Walk in clinics open this week at locations across the city include:

  • Woodcross Health Centre, Bilston WV14 9BX Tuesday 13 July then Thursday 15 until Saturday 17 July
  • Bradley Methodist ChurchWV14 8TH daily until Saturday 17 July
  • Whitmore Reans Health Centre WV6 0QL Tuesday 13 July to Thursday 15 July
  • Aldersley Leisure Village, Wednesday 14 July until Friday 16 July
  • Alfred Squire Health Centre WV11 1XU Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 July
  • Mayfield Medical Practice WV10 8UT on Wednesday 14 July
  • Springdale Methodist Church WV4 4LF on Wednesday 14 July plus Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July
  • Keats Grove Surgery WV10 8LY on Thursday 15 July
  • Penn Manor Medical Centre WV 4 5PY on Saturday 17 July

More clinics are added regularly, so up to dates, times and locations of the latest clinics, plus the types of vaccine available, can be found at Walk-in vaccinations

As well as these clinics, the vaccine bus is moving around the city each week, taking vaccinations to areas where they are needed most. The new location of the bus will be announced later this week.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “It is concerning to see the way infection rates are rising in the city and across the country. Many of these people will have already had their vaccine so for the vast majority of them, symptoms are mild. However, people who have not yet been vaccinated have no protection so could still face serious illness caused by the virus.

“It is crucial that as many people as possible are protected as restrictions are eased, so I appeal to anyone who has not yet done so, to please come and get your vaccine as soon as possible.

“There’s no need to book ahead, just come along to a clinic near you. It’s quick and easy and takes less than half an hour to get your jab.”

Wolverhampton’s walk in vaccination locations are in addition to pre bookable clinics that are available online at Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines or by calling NHS 119.

Latest figures show there were 274.2 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the 7 days to 11 July. That means 721 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.