In a significant milestone for the vaccine rollout, adults aged 18 and over are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Birmingham and Solihull have had huge successes over recent weeks with mobile units and walk-in slots, and are holding a big ‘Walk-in Weekend’, this weekend 18-20 June.
A number of ‘Walk-in, no appointment needed’ vaccination clinics have been set up to encourage anyone who is aged between 18-40 to get their vaccine.
This weekend, the Vaccination Centre at Aston Villa Football Club (Villa Park) will play a big part in offering Pfizer vaccines to anyone aged 18-40. The walk-ins begin at 10am and will close at 2pm. People can just turn up, no appointment is needed, people do not need to be registered with a GP, do not need an NHS number and do not need ID to get a vaccination. Second doses of Pfizer will only be given to people who have had their first dose of Pfizer, more than eight weeks ago.
Mobile vaccination clinics open to offer walk-ins this weekend:
- Aston Villa Football Club: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June, 10am to 2pm
- Norton Hall: Ralph Rd, Saltley, B8 1NA, Saturday 19 June, 10am to 2pm
- The Khattak Hub: The Memorial Health Centre, 309 Bolton Road, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 0AU, Saturday 19 June, 10am to 2pm
In addition, the vaccination bus will be out on the roads again next week at St Peter’s Church in Hall Green and at Birmingham City Church, details of these and all the Weekend Walk-ins are online here.
Queues are likely at the mobile van and walk-in locations. If you would prefer to book an appointment, those who are eligible will be contacted by the NHS to book their vaccination, or you can call 119, or visit the NHS booking website here. Find out more about the vaccine here.