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Get your vaccine for the summer

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Anyone aged 18 and over is urged to grab a jab at the Covid vaccine van, which is back in the borough this week.

The mobile team have now given out over 1,000 doses to walk in patients and it’s hoped more people will step forward to take theirs over the weekend.

The van will be on Crown Square, Coventry Street (outside the Crown Centre where the big Tesco’s is located), Stourbridge today (Friday 16 July) from 10.30am to 6.30pm and tomorrow (Saturday 17 July) 9.30am to 5.30pm and also Dudley Market Place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 17 July,

The van will then visit car park 4 of Merry Hill, by Eat Central, on Sunday 18 July from 11am to 5pm and Monday 19 July from 10am to 6pm.

On Friday 16 July from 10am to 6pm there will also be walk in appointments at Dudley Central Mosque, 1 Birmingham St, Dudley.

Any adult who has not had their first vaccine is invited to come along. No appointment is needed, people can just turn up. People can also come for their second Pfizer dose.

Those with questions about the vaccine can have a no-obligation chat to the qualified health professionals who will be working there.

People do not need to be registered with a GP to join the walk-in sessions and older adults who have not yet taken up the offer of a vaccine are especially encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity.

People can also walk in and get their jab at Jhoots Pharmacy based in Brierley Hill Health and Social Care centre on Venture Way seven days a week 2-10pm. No appointment necessary.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for health and adult social care, said:

I’d urge anyone aged 18 or above who still hasn’t had their first dose to come along, the van gives them the flexibility to turn up at a time to suit them.
The more of us who have the vaccine, the safer we are as a community and we can move out of the restrictions, when allowed, with confidence.
Anyone displaying covid-19 symptoms should isolate and seek a test. Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 should follow NHS guidance and should not have their vaccine until 28 days after testing positive.

People can also book their vaccine in a number of locations across the borough by going online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 119.

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