Hosted by Wolverhampton Homes, the vaccine bus has pulled up outside its offices off Showell Circus in Low Hill, offering vaccinations to anyone in the area aged 18 or older.
It will be there today between 1pm and 7pm and then on Friday (2 July) and Saturday (3 July) from 12pm until 6pm. Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are in stock and both first and second doses are available, although these should be eight weeks apart if people are aged over 40, or 12 weeks apart if they are younger.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “We’ve got stock of both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines at the moment and the bus is in Low Hill, so please come along and get vaccinated if you haven’t done so already.
“We are seeing a significant increase in positive cases of Covid-19 across the city, driven by the Delta variant – latest figures show that over 300 people tested positive in Wolverhampton last week.
“This brings a greatly increased risk of infection and the best protection you can get against serious illness caused by Covid-19 is to have both doses as soon as you can.
Cllr Jaspal added: “I’d like to thank Wolverhampton Homes for letting the bus set up at one of their One Stop Shops in the heart of Low Hill, making it even easier for local people to get their life-saving jabs.”
Darren Baggs, Assistant Director of Housing at Wolverhampton Homes, said: “Throughout the pandemic, we have worked in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton Council on programmes to support those affected by the virus.
“We are committed to working with our partners at the council and Public Health to make access to the vaccine as easy as it can be, while ensuring as many people as possible are protected from the virus, reducing the impact on communities.”
As well as at the vaccine bus, all adults get their vaccinations by booking an appointment via NHS or by calling 119.
Latest figures show there were 123.8 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the 7 days to 28 June. That means 326 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.