Walk-in vaccinations offered at Villa Park this weekend

17 June 2021

Birmingham City Council are coordinating a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinic at Aston Villa Football Club this weekend after Birmingham was made an Enhance Support Area.

The walk-in vaccination weekend is being held at Villa Park, Holte End, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June.

Anyone aged 18 to 39 will be able to walk in – with no appointment required - and receive a Pfizer vaccine.

Individuals do not need to be registered with a GP.

Further details are available here.

In addition to the vaccination clinic at Aston Villa Football Club, people can also get a vaccine without making an appointment at the following times and locations:

  • Finch Road Medical Centre, Lozells – Thursday 17 June (9.30am to 3.30pm)
  • Saltley Adult Learning Centre, Alum Rock – Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June (10am to 2pm)
  • Khattak Memorial Surgery, Small Heath – Saturday 19 June (10am to 2pm)

Raj Kandola, head of policy at the Chamber, said; “The announcement earlier this week that Birmingham has been designated as an Enhanced Support Area is a stark reminder that we remain in the midst of a pandemic and we all have a vital role to play in tackling it so that the economy can fully reopen.

“Vaccinations are a crucial part of this and we highly encourage employers to support staff attendance at vaccination appointments.”

Dr Justin Varney, director of Public Health for Birmingham City Council, said: “Birmingham is seeing case rates rise and an increasing proportion of these are the Delta variant.  This variant is more infectious and we are seeing more household clusters of cases and this explains some of the hotspots when cases are mapped.

“The case rates are highest in secondary school age children.This reinforces why it is so important that those eligible to be vaccinated get the vaccine as the Delta variant clearly spreads within households and so the spread in children and young people, who are not currently eligible, will put unvaccinated adults at risk.

"It is about protecting you and protecting the people you love."

For further information on what the Enhanced Support Area means for your business, the Chamber’s webinar on 28 June, with Birmingham City Council, will feature the latest insights and best practice advice and guidance from the council’s public health team.

The ‘Unlocking Safely – Covid Support and Guidance for Businesses’ webinar will also discuss the critical things businesses need to be thinking about to ensure the safety of staff, clients and customers.

The event will also discuss the grant and other support available for businesses and how local firms have adapted to the latest conditions of the pandemic.

Click here to register to attend this event.

Pictured: Villa Park is offering walk-in vaccinations

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