Students flock to university’s Covid vaccination clinic
Around 150 students and staff grabbed a Covid-19 jab at a pop-up clinic held at the University of Wolverhampton this week.
The City of Wolverhampton Council worked with the university and Bradley Pharmacy to deliver the temporary clinic at the University's Wolverhampton campus, offering first, second and booster jabs to anyone eligible.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: "We were delighted to be able to work with the University of Wolverhampton to deliver this clinic, and to make it as easy as possible for students and university staff to get their Covid-19 jab.
"The vaccine has had a clear impact, helping to protecting people from this deadly virus and reducing hospitalisations, and we are urging everyone to get their jab as soon as it is due, whether it is their first dose, second dose or their booster.”
Professor Julia Clarke, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: "Here at the University, we are doing everything we can to continue to keep everyone as safe as possible.
"As we approach the festive period and move into the winter months, it is more important than ever that everyone is doing all they can to keep our community safe, and one of the key things we can all do is get vaccinated.
"Vaccines give us the best protection against Covid-19. It's been great that so many students and colleagues have got their vaccinations. Thank you to our partners at the local authority and to the University team who have done such a brilliant job."
A number of walk-in vaccination clinics are operating in Wolverhampton, including the new vaccination service in the Mander Centre (Upper Mall, Central Arcade, opposite Rymans) which is offering first, second and booster vaccinations from 9 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Saturday and from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm on Sundays.
For a full list of local vaccination centres, many of which are offering walk-in appointments, please visit http://bit.ly/3HmGV5a. To book an appointment in advance, please visit http://bit.ly/31SoZ1O or call 119.
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1/ Photographs accompany this release. The captions are as follows:
IMAGE 1: Supporting the pop up clinic at the University of Wolverhampton were Fiona Oakes from the University of Wolverhampton, Tariq Abbass from Bradley Pharmacy, Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, John Denley, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Director of Public Health and Arsalan Khan from Bradley Pharmacy.
IMAGE 2: University of Wolverhampton Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Julia Clarke, receives her Covid-19 vaccination.
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