Vaccination Delivery Sites and Resources: West Birmingham Information from Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (BCWB CCG) Campaigns and Toolkits To help communicate key health messages and ensure they are disseminated as far as possible to local people, we need the help of partners, stakeholders and the public. If you can assist us by sharing our content on your social media channels or website, we would really appreciate it. You can access and download our current resources here. Vaccination sites and guidance Across the Black Country and West Birmingham we have 100 vaccination sites. These range from local GPs and pharmacies to community venues and large vaccination centres. The vaccine offer is evergreen so if you want your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine then you can book or walk in now. Walk-in sites Book online Booster vaccinations We know vaccines give high levels of protection, though immunity naturally reduces over time, so it is vital you come forward to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine to top-up your defences and protect yourself and your family members this winter. All adults 18+ are now eligible for the booster jab, as long as three months have passed since your second dose. You will also be invited to get your COVID-19 booster jab if you are: A frontline health and social care worker Aged 16-17 with an underlying health condition which puts you at greater risk of severe COVID You can book a booster jab appointment via the online National Booking Service once three months have passed since your second dose. People eligible for their COVID-19 booster jab are also invited to walk-in to one of our friendly walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary. Children aged 12-15 years We are offering two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to all children aged 12 to 15 years. The vaccines will provide protection to children and it may also help to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the wider population. Parents or guardians of children aged 12 to 15 will receive letters from their child’s school who are offering the COVID-19 vaccine as part of it's School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS). Parents and guardians are also invited to attend a local vaccination centre with their 12 to 15 year old to get their vaccination outside of school. A list of local walk-in sites is available to view here, alternatively you can book an appointment online via the National Booking System. Read more about the vaccine and 12 to 15 year olds here. Young people aged 16 and 17 We are offering two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 16 and 17. Some children who have a condition that means they’re at high risk from COVID-19, or live with someone who is likely to get infections, will be contacted when it's their turn to get the booster jab, 12 weeks after their second dose. You can book your appointment at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or walk-in to one of our friendly walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary. People aged 18 and over You can get your first, second and booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 18 or over. The offer of a vaccination is evergreen, so anyone who has who previously declined can still get their vaccine. You can book your appointment at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or walk-in to one of our friendly walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary. Third primary dose vaccination The JCVI has advised that everyone aged 12 years and over, who was severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second COVID-19 vaccine doses, is offered a third vaccination dose (third primary dose). This is different to a booster vaccination because there is evidence that some individuals who are immunosuppressed due to underlying health conditions or medical treatment may not mount a full immune response to their first two COVID-19 vaccinations. These patients are therefore being offered a third dose, ideally 8 weeks after their second dose and at a time of minumum immuosuppression, if possible. They will also be eligible for a booster 6 months later as well, so in effect will be given four doses of the vaccine. Patients who are eligible for a third dose will receive an invite from the NHS. Once they have the letter they can either contact their GP practice for an appointment or they can walk in with their letter to one of our friendly walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary. Pregnant women Women who are pregnant or think they might be, breastfeeding or trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future. Read more about the vaccine and women of childbearing age here. Please book or walk-in to one of our friendly walk-in clinics, with no appointment necessary. Public Health Birmingham: Vaccine Toolkit The toolkit has been created to help answer any questions or concerns the public may have about getting their vaccine and covers the following: What are vaccines? Vaccine safety Vaccine & religion Booking appointments and what to expect Side effects Tackling misinformation Quotes across the community Latest updates View all collated resources and information on the vaccination programme here.