Rollout of Covid-19 vaccine continues across city

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More patients in Wolverhampton are getting the Covid-19 jab as the rollout of the vaccination programme continues in the city.

Covid-19 vaccination services across the Black Country and West Birmingham went live on Monday (14 December), when the first vaccines were administered at Wood Road Surgery in Tettenhall Wood and Feldon Lane Medical Practice, Halesowen.

Vaccinations are now being delivered at Mayfield Medical Practice’s branch in Bushbury and at Woodcross Medical Centre, a branch surgery of Health and Beyond.

Patients aged 80 and above who are mobile are the first to be able to receive the jab, which will be made available to other priority groups in the coming weeks – initially those deemed to be at greatest risk of Covid-19 because of age or underlying health conditions.

City and region to remain in Tier 3 over Christmas period

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Wolverhampton, the Black Country and much of the West Midlands will remain subject to Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions over the Christmas period, the Government has said.Stay safe this Christmas

The region moved into Tier 3 – the highest level of restrictions – when the second national lockdown ended earlier this month and, following the first fortnightly review, the Government has today (Thursday) announced that these measures will remain in place for at least another two weeks.

Latest data shows there were 267.33 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the seven days to 14 December. That means 703 people in the city tested positive for the virus in that seven day period – though the true number of new cases will likely be considerably higher.

First patients make history as they receive Covid-19 vaccine

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A couple in their 80s made history yesterday afternoon (Monday) when they became the first patients in Wolverhampton to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.COVID VACCINE 1 1

Joan and John Dudley, 80 and 81 respectively, had their first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Wood Road Surgery in Tettenhall Wood. They will return in three weeks’ time for their second doses and will develop full immunity a week later.

Joan said: "You are a bit nervous but it's not painful at all, I didn't even realise it was being done." John added: "It's a personal choice, but I would urge everyone in Wolverhampton to have the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as they are able to."

People aged 80 and above are among the first to be eligible for the vaccine, which is being delivered from five locations across the Black Country and West Birmingham.

The vaccine will be rolled out to other groups over the coming months, initially to those deemed to be at greatest risk of Covid-19 because of age or underlying health conditions, and then to the wider population. More GP vaccination services will be established over the coming weeks as well as larger vaccine centres in the new year.

Protect your loved ones – don’t risk it by mixing this Christmas

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People are being urged to avoid mixing with other households this Christmas – to protect themselves and their loved ones.

With Covid-19 infection rates increasing again in Wolverhampton and other parts of the country, the Leader of the City of Wolverhampton Council is calling on residents to make the 'incredibly tough decision' not to meet up with others over the festive period. Latest figures show around 700 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for Covid-19 in the seven days to 12 December – though the true number of new cases will likely be considerably higher.

Council Leader Councillor Ian Brookfield said: "People in Wolverhampton have done a great job in the fight against coronavirus in recent months. We've all made many, many sacrifices and we managed to flatten the curve during in the second wave, we protected our most vulnerable and, although extremely busy, we didn't see the massive levels of activity in our hospital that we saw elsewhere during that time. We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel thanks to the Covid-19 vaccine, but we are not there yet and hundreds of people in Wolverhampton are still catching Covid-19 each week. So, I'm really sorry to say that we now need to double-down and make what will probably seem like the toughest sacrifice of them all. For the sake of yourselves and your loved ones, please don't mix with others this Christmas unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Pharmacy opening times - Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021

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Please see table below for Christmas and New Year Pharmacy opening times for Wolverhampton.

Christmas Day

(Friday 25 Dec 2020)

Boxing Day

(Monday 28 Dec 2020)

New Years Day

(Friday 1 Jan 2021)

Tesco Instore Pharmacy
Neptune Industrial Estate
Owen Road, Willenhall
WV13 2PZ

01902 437447

CLOSED

09:00-13:00

CLOSED

Church Pharmacy
45 Church Street
Bilston
WV14 0AX

01902 401315

12:00-15:00

CLOSED

CLOSED

Lloyds Pharmacy
Rookery Street
Wednesfield
WV11 1UP

01902 724934

CLOSED

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00

Asda Pharmacy
Molineux Complex
Waterloo Road
Wolverhampton
WV1 4AZ

01902 778106

CLOSED

09:00-18:00

10:00-17:00

jhoots Pharmacy
34-35 Thornley Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1JP

01902 424380

12:00-15:00

CLOSED

12:00-15:00

Boots Pharmacy
40-41 Dudley Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 3ER

01902 427145

CLOSED

08.00-18.00

CLOSED

Boots Pharmacy 
Bentley Bridge Retail Park
Wednesfield
WV11 1BP

01902 722592

CLOSED

10:00-18:30

10.00-18.30

Morrisons Pharmacy
Black Country Route
Bilston
WV14 0DZ

01902 491300

CLOSED

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00

Phoenix Health Centre
Parkfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV4 6ED

01902 621853

10:00-16:00

12:00-17:00

12:00-17:00

Morrisons Pharmacy
Pendeford Park Shopping Centre
Blaydon Road, Pendeford
Wolverhampton
WV9 5PG

01902 397921

CLOSED

10:00-16:00

10:00-16:00