You can book an appointment at a vaccine centre or attend one of the walk-in clinics across Birmingham and Solihull

Protect yourself and your family

Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.

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Continue to wash hands, cover face and make space

The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

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A clinically approved vaccination

The vaccine has been developed and approved following a number of clinical trials involving thousands of people across the world.

Kym Soni
“It’s peace of mind for my family and my friends. I’m not just doing it for myself. There are so many people that are terrified. I will still take precautions but this will mean I can enjoy life, rather than endure it.”
Nabila Qammar
“Every day I work in the community with really vulnerable people. I’m worried for them and for myself and I just want to keep the community safe.”
Bi Munir
“I’m asthmatic so now there’s a vaccine available I’m taking it. It’s important to protect myself and those around me.”
Naheem Malik
“I don’t listen to rumours on social media. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and I know it’s the responsible thing to do to protect the people we look after”.

Vaccine eligibility

The vaccine is now available to everyone over the age of 12. People aged 16 and over have been invited to attend for a vaccination and parents/guardians of children aged 12-15 will be contacted by their child’s school. Walk-in appointments are available for people over 16 across Birmingham and Solihull, without an appointment.  Please visit our ‘Walk-in’ page for current locations. 

COVID-19 booster vaccinations are currently being offered to eligible people. More information is available on our “What you need to know” page. 

How the vaccine is given

The vaccine is given by injection into the arm or shoulder. You will be asked which arm you wish to have it in – we recommend if you are right-handed to have it in your left arm and vice versa. You will need two doses of the vaccine to gain the maximum protection. These doses will be given 8 weeks apart. One dose will provide considerable protection. The second dose completes the course and will be important for longer term protection.  

Accessing a vaccination

In order to get the vaccine, you will either need to book an appointment at a local vaccination centre or visit a walk-in session.  There are many centres across Birmingham and Solihull – you can choose to attend a Vaccination Centre (a large dedicated centre) or a Local Vaccination Service (such as a GP surgery or pharmacy taking part in the programme), whichever is more convenient to you.

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