4th November 2021
Walk in for a quick boost! Walk in vaccination centres are open
If you are due your second dose or booster jab, you can now just step right in to one of Sandwell’s many walk-in vaccination clinics.
With ten different venues across the borough there is bound to be one close to your home or work so why not take advantage of the free, NHS walk-in service.
You can find out when you are due for your second dose or your booster jab by checking the vaccination date on the NHS vaccination documents you will have been given at your earlier appointments. A second dose can be given eight weeks after your first dose and boosters are available six months after the second dose.
If your second or booster jab is not yet due, why not simply pencil in a reminder in your diary or schedule and book an appointment at the correct time via the National Booking System or by calling 119.
Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, Sandwell’s cabinet member for adults, social care and health said:
“Being up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations is the very best way to protect you and your loved ones from what is still a deadly disease that continues to infect and affect people throughout our community..
“Make sure you know when your second dose or booster jabs are due and get them as soon as you are able at one of the many walk-in vaccination clinics around the borough. You can find out more details of where they are on the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG website
“If yours are not yet due put a reminder in your diary or schedule to get an appointment booked in.”
Booster vaccine doses are available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have had a second dose of a vaccine at least 6 months ago.
• people aged 50 and over
• people who live and work in care homes
• frontline health and social care workers
• people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
• people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
• people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
Sandwell walk-in centres (correct at the time of publication – please note that not all centres offer all vaccination types so please check the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG website for the latest information)
• Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton DY4 0BS – 8am – 6pm Every day
• Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddall Hill Road, Cradley Heath B64 5JG – Monday 8 November, 10am-4pm
• Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich B70 7AW – 9.30am – 7pm Saturdays
• Lyng Pharmacy, 1 Lyng Lane, West Bromwich B70 7RW – 9am-6pm Monday-Friday and 9.30am-2pm Saturday
• Masters Pharmacy, 182 Vicarage Road, Oldbury B68 8JB – 9am-6.30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm Saturday and 10am-4.30pm Sunday (subject to availability)
• Great Bridge Pharmacy, 30 Great Bridge, Tipton DY4 7EW – 9am-5.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays (subject to availability)
• Smethwick Gurdwara, 130 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3AP – 10am-6pm Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
• Portway Pharmacy, 51A New Birmingham Road, Tividale B69 2JQ – 9am-5.20pm Monday to Saturday
• Vaccine Hub, City Hospital, Dudley Road, B18 7QH – 8am to 6pm, every day
• New Street Pharmacy, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B70 6PY – 9am-5pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday
• Durga Bhawan Temple, 360 Spon Lane South, Smethwick B66 1AB – 5am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday