Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson has visited a local vaccination site to see the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in action.
Jane visited Alfred Squire Road Health Centre in Wednesfield, one of a number of GP surgeries across Wolverhampton carrying out vaccinations, to see how the process works and meet some of the patients being vaccinated.
Jane was showed around the centre by Dr John Burrell, Clinical Director of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Primary Care Network. She was also able to meet some of the patients who were attending the centre to have their first dose of the vaccine.
Currently all over 80s, care home residents and care home staff in Wolverhampton are being vaccinated before moving to the next priority groups. In total, there are seven vaccination sites across the city.
Jane has previously called for Molineux stadium to be put forward as a mass vaccination centre, and it is understood that the club is considering this.
Jane said: “The arrival of vaccines has given us all cause for hope in the weeks and months ahead, and I wanted to see for myself the huge effort that is going in to vaccinating our elderly and vulnerable residents as quickly as possible.
“Hospitals and GP surgeries across Wolverhampton and the Black Country are working flat out, often not knowing how many vaccines are arriving at their site until the very last minute. I want to thank everyone involved in the vaccine rollout, including our doctors, nurses, community pharmacists and volunteers. The Midlands is leading the way in this herculean effort, and I will continue to support the rollout as much as I can.
“As and when you are contacted to book a vaccine appointment, please do so. There is no need to call your GP or local surgery in advance – you will be contacted when it is your turn to receive the vaccine.”