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Grab a jab at the vaccine van

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Anyone aged 18 and over is urged to grab a jab at the covid vaccine van when it returns to the borough this week.

The van will be in Stone Street Square in Dudley on Wednesday June 30 to Friday July 2 from 11am to 7pm and on Saturday July 3 from 9am to 5pm.

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

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 10am to 10pm. No appointment necessary.

Drop-in vaccines are also available at Chapel Street Community Centre in Lye on Wednesday 30 June from 1 to 5pm and at Halesowen Cultural Centre on Highfield Lane, every Thursday until 8 July from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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

Last week we had the vaccine van in Brierley Hill and over the course of four days hundreds of people received a first dose of the vaccine. This is a great news.
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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