‘Grab a jab’ is back at the Hawthorns

22nd July 2021

‘Grab a jab’ is back at the Baggies this Friday (23 July), and Saturday (24 July).

West Bromwich Albion fans are being urged to ‘grab a jab’ at The Hawthorns, as the club supports the vaccination drive again after a successful visit earlier in the month which saw more than 200 people vaccinated.

And they’ll be hosting further clinics on Friday 30 and Saturday 31, July and Friday 6 and Saturday 7 August.

Sandwell Council – in partnership with NHS colleagues and local community and faith organisations – is continuing with its programme of pop-up clinics to give residents the opportunity to get vaccinated.

And it’s not just Albion fans who are welcome – anyone aged 18 or over can go along to get vaccinated at The Hawthorns, or at several other locations around Sandwell over the coming weeks.

  • Friday 23 July and Saturday 24 July at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, from 10am-6pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Sunday 25 July at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 130, High Street, Smethwick from 10am-4pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Tuesday 27 July at Church of God of Prophecy, Unit N, Park Lane, West Bromwich from 7pm-9pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Friday 30 July and Saturday 31 July at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, from 10am-6pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Sunday 1 August at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 130, High Street, Smethwick from 10am-4pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Tuesday 3 August at New Testament Church of God, 31a Church Street, Oldbury from 7pm-9pm. (Pfizer only)
  • Wednesday 4 August at Windmill Community Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick from 10am-3pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Friday 6 August and Saturday 7 August at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, from 10am-6pm. (Pfizer only).
  • Tuesday 10 August at Church of God of Prophecy, Unit N, Park Lane, West Bromwich from 7pm-9pm. (Pfizer only).

Details of clinics are available online at the Healthy Sandwell clinics webpage.

Anyone aged 40 or over who needs their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can also go to Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton, Monday to Sunday from 8am-6pm. (First and second dose Pfizer and AstraZeneca available).

Please make sure it’s at least eight weeks since your first dose.

Remember:

  • No appointment is necessary.
  • No NHS number is needed.
  • No need to be registered with a GP.
  • No residential address is needed.
  • Offering both first and second dose vaccines – remember to be bring your vaccine card if you’ve had your first vaccination.
  • With Covid-19 cases rising both in Sandwell and across the West Midlands region, being fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself and others from becoming seriously ill.

Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Heal Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health in Sandwell, is urging as many people as possible to get fully vaccinated.

It’s great to be working with the Baggies again on this. Holding vaccine clinics in the community makes it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated. No appointments are needed – just turn up and we’ll make sure you get jabbed.

“We’ve been pleased to see lots of people come forward for their vaccination at our recent ‘pop-up’ clinics.

“I’m not surprised people are keen to get their jab. As infection rates rise, hospitals are seeing increasing cases of severe illness in people with Covid-19. However, it’s become really clear how effective the vaccination is in protecting people.

“Many people are also getting their jab because they want to make sure they’ll have no problems going abroad, or getting into nightclubs and events.”

More clinics will be announced over the coming days.

Published: 22nd July 2021