Walsall’s Saddlers Vaccination Centre is relocating– with first, second and booster COVID-19 jabs being offered in a purpose built clinical centre in the town from Friday 1 April 2022.
The service will be provided from the former Walsall Urgent Care Centre in the Saddlers Shopping Centre in Bridgeman Street, and appointments, made via the National Booking System, will be available between 10am and 6pm, seven days a week.
Dr Masood Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer for NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Across the Black Country and West Birmingham, huge efforts have been made to ensure we can get everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible and it remains crucial that we offer a range of sites for vaccination.
“A big thank you to everyone who has visited us at the Saddlers Centre for their vaccination over the last 12 months. We’re looking forward to offering the same great service at our new home just a short walk away and will continue to offer booked appointments. We’d also like to extend our thanks to the Saddlers Centre and Walsall Council who are working so hard behind the scenes to make sure this move goes as smoothly as possible.
“It’s really important to remember that COVID-19 hasn’t gone away and we still have lots of vulnerable people in our communities. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family and I would encourage anyone due a dose to come and pay us a visit at our new site as soon as possible.”
Steve Wheaton, Director of Operations – Vaccination, added: “Visitors to the relocated centre can still be sure of a warm welcome, whether they’re coming for their booster vaccination or having their first or second jabs.
“I’d like to echo Dr Ahmed’s thanks to the Saddlers Centre and the council as well as praise all staff and volunteers who have been involved in the fantastic vaccination effort here in Walsall. Keep up the good work!”