How to get your jab

You can book an appointment at a vaccine centre or attend one of the walk-in clinics across the city.


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 has been offered to all healthcare workers, care home residents, the elderly and the ‘clinically vulnerable’ first. The vaccine is now being offered to the wider population in order of priority. You will be invited to attend for a vaccination. Please do not attempt to book a vaccination appointment or attend a vaccination centre, unless you have been contacted and advised to book.

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 up to 12 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 need to book an appointment at a local vaccination centre. Appointments are by invitation only – so please do not try to book if you have not been contacted yet. 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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