People aged 50 and over are now being invited to get their life-saving Covid-19 vaccine.
Appointments can be booked at one of the following Vaccination Centres by calling 119 or online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
- Saddlers Centre, Walsall.
- Tipton Sports Academy, Sandwell
- The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Take-up of the vaccine has been strong with more than 473,000 people across the Black Country and West Birmingham having had their first dose, but there are still a number of people in eligible groups who havenâ€™t come forward.
Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse for Black Country and West Birmingham CCGs said: â€œWe are pleased to be able to invite everyone aged 50 and over to come and get their Covid-19 vaccine.
â€œWe want to ensure everyone in an eligible group has had the chance to get protected, especially those who are clinically vulnerable and most at risk of serious illness.
â€œWe continue to see that some people are not taking up the offer of a vaccine, but no one will be left behind.
â€œI once again ask all those people with underlying health conditions, carers, health and social care and care home staff who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19, to contact the NHS and make an appointment now.
â€œIf you have already been offered a jab but have not taken it up it is not too late. Please come forward and we will get you booked inâ€
For those that are eligible, the easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them.
Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
NHS teams are visiting those who are housebound and cannot travel to a vaccination service.
Appointments are staggered to allow for social distancing and people are being asked not to turn up early to avoid creating queues.
Everyone will receive a health status check and a pre-vaccination assessment before they have their jab.