Black Country Health Chiefs say there’s a COVID-19 vaccine with your name on for everyone aged 50 and over

Anyone aged 50 and over can get their first dose of the Covid-19 jab by registering on the door at certain local Vaccination Centres now.

Those who are eligible can arrive at on the following Vaccination Centres without an appointment from today until (and including) 2 April:

  • Saddlers Centre, Walsall
  • Tipton Sports Academy, Sandwell
  • WV Active Aldersley, Wolverhampton

Getting the second dose of your Covid-19 Vaccine

Across the Black Country and West Birmingham we are starting to contact people who have received their first Covid-19 vaccine and are due to receive their second.

The second dose acts as a ‘booster’ jab to enhance immunity to the virus and offer a greater protection against infection, so people are encouraged to get their second dose when they are called to do so.

Many people have questions about when their appointment will be and whether you have to go to the same location as before.

People aged 55 and over are invited to book your COVID-19 Vaccine

People aged 55 and over are now being invited to get their life-saving Covid-19 vaccine.

So far staff have vaccinated more than 378,000 people across the Black Country and West Birmingham, meaning more than one third of the adult population, have already received the life-saving jab.

People aged 60 were invited to have a life-saving jab last week and letters have now started arriving at the homes of those aged 55 and over in addition to text messages inviting them to book a vaccination through the national booking service. Those most at risk are being vaccinated first in line with guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Call for those aged 60-plus to book your COVID-19 Vaccine

People aged 60 to 63 in the Black Country and West Birmingham are now being invited to get their life-saving Covid-19 vaccine. The latest batch of letters, arriving from this week, will mean everyone in the first seven priority groups will have been offered a jab.

TIPTON SPORTS ACADEMY SUPPORTS NHS BY BECOMING A COVID-19 VACCINATION CENTRE

Tipton Sports Academy has been chosen as a vaccination centre to serve the people of the Black Country and West Birmingham as part of the210222 first tipton vacc christine adams michelle dexter Government’s roll out of the UK coronavirus vaccine programme.

As a well-known landmark close to good transport links, the venue in Wednesbury Oak Road proved to be a strong choice to support the work of the NHS in delivering the vaccine to the local community.

Over 70 and not had your COVID-19 Vaccine? Contact the NHS Now to book

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 and who would like to are being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.

Until now we have asked local people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first - and that remains the case for most people. However, to ensure absolutely everyone across the Black Country and West Birmingham in the highest priority groups is offered the vaccine, people aged 70 and over can now contact the NHS so they can be vaccinated by the middle of this month.

Learn more about the new NHS 111 First service

Join Healthwatch Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG on Tuesday 16th February 2021 from 12noon-1.00pm for an online learning event to inform local people about about the new NHS 111 First service.