The latest figures show over 130,000 people in Wolverhampton have now had both doses of their Covid-19 vaccination and so have the best protection from serious illness caused by the virus.
In total 294,602 life-saving injections have been administered to date across the city, with 163,931 people having had their first dose, and 130,671 having completed their vaccination with two doses for the best protection.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “For the last few weeks, we’ve been running around 30 walk-in vaccination clinics each week, at locations all around the city where people can walk-in and get their vaccinations at a time or place that it is convenient to them, without needing to book ahead.
“Together with pre-bookable appointments at vaccination sites and pharmacies, these clinics are making it easier for a large number of people to get protected, with over 130,000 people in our city now having had both doses of the vaccine, and almost 164,000 people receiving their first doses.
“This is great uptake, but there are still people over the age of 18 who have not yet had a Covid-19 vaccination. With social restrictions now eased and the number of positive coronavirus cases continuing to rise locally and nationally, it is crucial that as many people as possible have their jabs, as soon as possible.”
To encourage vaccine uptake and make it easier for people to get their second doses, walk-in vaccination clinics are open across the city, with more planned for coming weeks. Full information including clinic locations, times and dates plus vaccine type available, can be found at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/localvaccine
Vaccinations can also be booked online at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling NHS 119.
Latest figures show there were 465.5 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last seven days. That means 1,224 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of new cases will likely be higher.