Black Country Living Museum supports NHS by becoming COVID-19 Vaccination Centre

The Black Country Living Museum has been chosen as the first large-scale Vaccination Centre in the Black Country and West Birmingham, as part of the Government’s rollout of the UK coronavirus vaccine programme.

The vaccination centre at BCLM, a well-known landmark close to good transport links, went live on 25 January, with people most at risk of complications from COVID-19 being invited first.

This Vaccination Centre complements the GP led vaccination services already running at six locations in Walsall, and the hospital hub at Walsall Manor Hospital.

People will be sent a letter from the National NHS Booking Service to access this and any other centre whose catchment area they are in. Anyone who prefers to receive their vaccination more locally can ignore the letter and wait to be invited by their GP.

How to book:

People receiving a letter can book their appointment in two ways: either by going online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination, or by calling 119. You won’t be able to book unless you have received a letter.

Please do not call the Museum to try and book your appointment, as they will be unable to do this for you. Please do not attend without an appointment. All bookings must be made directly with the NHS vaccination service.

In order to help NHS staff manage queueing and registration people are being asked to arrive at the vaccination centre no more than 10 minutes before their appointment.

Before people enter the vaccination centre, details of your appointment will be confirmed and a temperature check made to ensure the centre is safe.

Sally Roberts, Chief Nurse, Black Country and West Birmingham CCGs said: “Across the Black Country and West Birmingham a great many people are working hard to rollout vaccinations, starting with those most at risk. Our progress to date has been incredible and I am delighted that our first vaccination centre, which will be capable of delivering thousands more vaccines each week, is going live.

“We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not try to book or go to the vaccination centre before you receive a letter from the NHS booking service.

“Once you have an appointment to receive your vaccine, please arrive on time. There is no need to arrive for your vaccine earlier than your appointment time as this may result in you and others waiting longer than necessary.”