Covid-19 vaccines will be offered to adults across the Black Country and West Birmingham. Prioritisation of the vaccine is set nationally and is being used to co-ordinate who is offered the vaccine and when.

  • The vaccine is not yet widely available but we will update this page as more information is confirmed.
  • People will be contacted when the vaccine is available for them.
  • Please do not phone GP surgeries or other NHS services with general queries about how and when you will be able to get the vaccine.

See below for more information…

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert group, has recommended that the NHS offers these vaccines first to those at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.

This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.

The vaccine will be offered in age order to:

  • those aged over 80 years
  • those aged over 75 years
  • those aged over 70 years
  • adults on the NHS shielded patient list
  • those aged over 65 years
  • adults under 65 years with long term conditions (see national guidance for full list)
  • Those aged 50-64 will be offered later.

Read the national guidance on why some people will need to wait for the vaccination.

There will be a range of places to get Covid-19 vaccines across the Black Country and West Birmingham. As the vaccine is rolled out and people are invited to be vaccinated we will add information to this section.

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available from a Hospital Hub in each NHS Trust and 24 vaccination services across the Black Country and West Birmingham, see below:

Hospital Hubs
The following Hospital Hubs will offer the vaccine to patients, care home staff and healthcare staff.

  • Walsall Manor Hospital
  • Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

The following vaccination services which are primary care based will offer the vaccine to patients within their Primary Care Networks (PCN) group from one nominated site. Every GP practice across the Black Country and West Birmingham is linked to a PCN and is offering the vaccine to patients. In addition to this, each PCN is signed up to vaccinate patients in local care homes.

Dudley

  • Northway Medical Centre (Sedgley, Coseley,Gornal PCN) Dudley
  • Feldon Lane Medical Practice (Halesowen PCN) Dudley
  • Brierley Hill Methodist Church (Brierley Hill and Amblecote PCN)
  • Revival Fires (Dudley and Netherton PCN)
  • Kingswinford Community Centre (Kingswinford & Wordsley PCN)
  • Stourbridge National Spiritualist Church (Stourbridge, Wollescote & Lye PCN

Walsall

  • Darlaston Health Centre (Walsall West 1 and West 2)
  • Sycamore House (Walsall South 2 PCN)
  • Forrester Street Surgery (Walsall South 1 PCN)
  • Bloxwich Active Living Centre (Walsall North PCN)
  • Oak Park Leisure Centre (Walsall East 1 & East 2 PCN)
  • Keys Medical Centre (Walsall West 2 PCN)

Wolverhampton

  • Wood Road Surgery (Unity West PCN) Wolverhampton
  • Mayfield Medical Practice Branch (Unity East PCN)
  • Woodcross Medical Centre (Wolverhampton South East PCN)
  • Keats Grove Surgery (Wolverhampton North Network)
  • Alfred Squire Road Health Centre
  • Whitmore Reans Health Centre

Sandwell & West Birmingham

  • Enki Medical (Modality)
  • Whiteheath Medical Centre (Your Health Partnership PCN) Sandwell & West Birmingham
  • Brasshouse Community Centre – (Caritas PCN) and
    (Central Health Partnerships PCN)
  • Portway Lifestyle Centre (Citrus Health PCN),
    (Newcomen PCN) and (Oldbury and Langley PCN)
  • City Hospital – Cardiac Rehab Gym (i3 PCN, Peoples Health Partnership & Urban Health PCN)
  • Lyng Community Centre (Health Vision Partnership & Together 4 Healthcare)

To understand what a PCN is and how they are configured, please use the following links:

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the first to be approved for use in the UK. You can read more about this vaccine in a copy of the patient information leaflet from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) which will be given with the vaccine.

The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any components of animal origin.

The vaccine is given in two doses 21 days apart. You may not be protected until at least seven days after your second dose of vaccine. The vaccine is given as an injection into the muscle of your upper arm.

There are more vaccines going through development and approval. If other vaccines are approved we will add information to this section.

National guidance for adults about the Covid-19 vaccine.

Information for women who are pregnant, breast feeding or thinking of getting pregnant