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Covid-19 update

The latest figures show there were 355.5 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last seven days. That means 935 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.

Nearly 340,000 first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have now been delivered in Wolverhampton; 177,312 people have had one dose, and 160,807 have had their second.

To make it even easier for people to get the vaccine, a new walk-in Covid-19 vaccination service has opened in Wolverhampton’s Mander Centre (Upper Mall, Central Arcade, opposite Rymans). It will offer first, second and booster Pfizer vaccinations without the need for an appointment from 9am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 10.30am-4.30pm on Sundays. Meanwhile, the vaccination site at Aldersley Leisure Village has reopened after being temporarily closed for the Grand Slam of Darts event.

The over 40s are now eligible for a booster, six months after the second dose. Appointments can be made either online at or by calling 119 up to a month before vaccinations are due – and are also available without an appointment at the Mander walk-in centre.

Meanwhile, young people aged 16 and 17 years old can now get a second dose of vaccine (previously, only adults were offered a second dose) 12 weeks after their first jab, or eight weeks after if they are at high risk from Covid-19 or they live with someone who is more likely to get infections. Eligible teenagers will be contacted by the NHS via letter or text message when it is their turn.

Councillors are also advised that revised opening times will be in operation from Monday 29 November at the Civic Centre rapid test site, which will be open Mondays and Thursdays from 8am-6pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-5pm.

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more