Black Country & West Birmingham
NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service

Protect yourself and your family

Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.

Continue to wash hands, cover face and make space

The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

A clinically approved vaccination

The vaccine has been developed and approved following a number of clinical trials involving thousands of people across the world.

When will I get the vaccine?

We are currently vaccinating people in the first nine priority groups.

If you are over 50, work in healthcare or a care home, or have an underlying health condition, you can get your vaccine now.

Currently, all other patients are being asked to wait until you are contacted by your GP or you receive a letter from the NHS, inviting you to book.

We will update this page each time there is new advice about booking.

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Where can I get the vaccine?

When it’s your turn, you can choose to be vaccinated at your local GP-run vaccination service, or via the national NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service at a large vaccination centre or selected local pharmacies.

The national booking system is hibernating during April, but you can still get the vaccine if you are eligible.

If you are over 50, work in health or social care or have an underlying health condition, simply contact your GP to make an appointment, even if you’ve previously declined and have changed your mind.

Eligible people can also go to the Saddlers Centre in Walsall without an appointment, any time between 8am and 7pm, up until 14 April.

There will also be special clinics at Tipton Sports Academy throughout April for eligible people who need some adjustments to make the vaccination process more comfortable.

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How is the vaccine given?

The vaccine is given by injection into the upper arm. You will need two doses, which are given up to 12 weeks apart. One dose provides considerable protection. The second completes the course and is important for longer term protection.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions here and the latest national advice and guidance here.

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Continue to wash hands, cover face and make space

The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus – used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

Please continue to follow Government guidance and keep to any rules that are in place nationally or in your local area, to protect yourself and your loved ones.