Coronavirus vaccination

Information for students and staff about the Covid-19 vaccine and how to book an appointment

Anyone over 12 years old can now book an appointment to receive their coronavirus vaccine, including international students living in the UK.  

The latest information for eligibility of first, second and booter does of the vaccine is available here: Who can get the vaccine 

Registration with a GP (doctor) is encouraged to access the vaccine, but if you are not yet registered, you can use a drop-in service or request a coronavirus vaccination appointment as an unregistered patient through a local GP surgery. If you are not already registered with a GP and would like to, you can access guidance on finding and registering with a local GP surgery on the NHS website 

Once you are registered and have an NHS number, you may receive an invitation to book your appointment, or you can book through the NHS vaccination booking portal at a location that is convenient for you. You can use this service if you think you will be in a different place for your first and second jab.  

Please be aware that anybody aged 12 or over in the UK is eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination free of charge, regardless of nationality or immigration status. Anyone seeing requests for payment should report this activity to Action Fraud as soon as possible.  

Once you have received your vaccine, you must continue to follow safety guidelines set out by the Government (hands, face, space, fresh air) and our guidelines for staying safe on campus, as well as taking part in regular testing

Where you can get the vaccine

You can book your vaccine appointment through the NHS vaccination booking portal, or you may want to use a local walk-in service. 

If you are 18 or over and live or work in Wolverhampton, you can now get your vaccine at any walk-in clinic, without needing to book.

These are moving around the city, based on supplies of the vaccines, and where they are needed most.

Please remember that if you have already received the first dose of your coronavirus vaccine, you must wait 8 weeks before receiving your second dose.

Find a local walk-in site

For more information and the latest updates, please check the City of Wolverhampton Council social media channels or visit: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/vaccine.    

 

Walk-in vaccines at the Saddlers Centre

If you are aged 16 or over and have not yet had your vaccine, you can walk into the Saddlers Vaccination Centre, (WS2 9NW) any day between 8 am–7 pm. 

You can watch this video to see what it's like to visit the Saddlers Vaccination Centre. 

Find a local walk-in site

For more information and the latest updates about the coronavirus vaccine in Walsall, please check Walsall Council social media channels or visit their vaccination webpage.

 

In Telford, clinics are open for walk-in appointments for anyone 18 or over. Booking is not necessary and you do not need to be registered with a GP, have proof of address or an NHS number. 

Find a local walk-in site

You can book an appointment to receive the vaccine through the NHS vaccination booking portal at a location that is convenient for you. You can use this service if you think you will be in a different place for your first and second jab. 

You must be registered with a GP (doctor) and have your NHS number to book an appointment. If you are not already registered, you can access guidance on finding and registering with a local GP surgery on the NHS website. 

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request a coronavirus vaccination appointment as an unregistered patient through a local GP surgery. 

Please remember that if you have already received the first dose of your coronavirus vaccine, you must wait 8 to 12 weeks before receiving your second dose.

Like Wolverhampton and Walsall, lots of local authorities are offering walk-in vaccinations. You may want to check your local council social media channels or their website for the latest information. 

You can also find a full list of walk-in vaccine clinics in the Black Country and West Birmingham here.

The safety of our students, staff and the wider community remains of paramount importance to us, and we will continue to monitor and follow the latest Government guidance around Covid-19.  We have worked with our local authority partners throughout the pandemic around our safety measures, and we will continue to follow the Government’s roadmap announcements, including those related to the coronavirus vaccination.

We strongly urge everyone that can to be vaccinated.

At the current time, the Government has not announced that it is mandatory for students to be vaccinated before returning to campus, but it is strongly recommended. The official advice can be viewed here: COVID-19 vaccination FAQs: students in Higher Education Institutions

We continue to monitor all the relevant Government guidance and update our Coronavirus webpages on a regular basis with the latest information. 

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