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Women’s only covid vaccine clinic

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A women’s only covid vaccine clinic will be held weekly at Saltwells Education Centre from Thursday (February 3).

The clinic will be open to women of all ages including those who are pregnant.

It will be run by a female only workforce and will give women the chance to have their first, second or booster jab.

There will be an opportunity to discuss the vaccine with staff including any concerns they may.

It will be held every Thursday from 9.30 to 11.30am, for walk in and bookable appointments.

Karen Wright, director of public health at Dudley Council, said:

We want to remove any perceived barriers that could discourage women from coming forward and having the vaccine.
This clinic is designed to give them a safe space where they can ask any questions and find out all the facts to enable them to make an informed decision.
That said, I would like to reassure anyone considering attending the clinic that they would be under no obligation to have the vaccine so please come along and talk to us.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

We are continuing to work with our partners across the Black Country and West Birmingham to look at ways to encourage as many people as possible to have the vaccine and remove any barriers that may prevent people from getting their jab.
This drop-in clinic ensures that local women have a safe, private space to have their vaccine, and the opportunity to discuss any concerns with healthcare professionals.

Appointments are available to book online via the national booking system or by calling 119.

For more information including advice and support on coronavirus go to the council's website

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