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Date: Friday, 02nd Jul 2021 | Category: Uncategorised




West Bromwich Albion fans are being urged to “grab a jab” at The Hawthorns, as pop-up vaccine clinics appear around Sandwell.

Sandwell Council, in partnership with NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG and local community organisations, is setting up more pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics across the borough – including two days at the home of West Bromwich Albion next week (w/c 5 July).

And it’s not just Albion fans who are welcome – anyone aged 18 or over can go along to get vaccinated at The Hawthorns next Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 July), or at several other locations around Sandwell over the next four weeks.

The following pop-up clinics offering the Pfizer vaccine are being organised for the coming weeks as follows:

  • Tuesday 6 July at West Bromwich Leisure Centre, More Street, West Bromwich, from 11am-3pm (anyone visiting the leisure centre will be offered a free day pass to use at a future date)
  • Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, from 10am-6pm
  • Tuesday 13 July at Smethwick Library, High Street, Smethwick, from 10am-4pm
  • Wednesday 14 July at Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury, from 10am-4pm
  • Thursday 15 July at Friar Park Millennium Centre, Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, from 10am-4pm
  • Tuesday 20 July and Thursday 22 July at Victoria Park Skill Centre, Corbett Street, Smethwick, from 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 4 August at Windmill Community Centre, Messenger Road, Smethwick from 10am-3pm

Please note these pop-ups offer the Pfizer vaccine only.

Details of clinics are also available online at

Anyone aged 40 or over who needs their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, can go to Tipton Sports Academy, Wednesbury Oak Road, Tipton, Monday to Sunday from 8am-8pm. Please make sure it’s at least eight weeks since your first dose. For those 39 and under who had a first dose of AZ, they can get their second dose after 12 weeks.


  • No appointment is necessary.
  • No NHS number is needed.
  • No need to be registered with a GP.
  • No residential address is needed.
  • Offering both first and second dose vaccines – remember to be bring your vaccine card if you’ve had your first vaccination.

With Covid-19 cases rising both in Sandwell and across the West Midlands region, being fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting yourself and others from becoming seriously ill.

Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health in Sandwell, is urging as many people as possible to get fully vaccinated.

“Getting vaccinated means that we’ll be protected against what is now becoming a serious surge in cases across the West Midlands.  We’re seeing severe illness developing even in young people and the vaccination protects us against that.

“Getting vaccinated may also improve our chances of getting abroad on holiday this year.  With media reports suggesting that we may soon need to be fully vaccinated to go on holiday to many areas, as well to avoid self-isolating when we get home, getting vaccinated is a very good idea.”

“The pop-up clinics are making it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated. No appointments are needed – just turn up and we’ll make sure you get jabbed.

“We need as many people as possible to get vaccinated to return to any sort of normality. Get your jab, get protected and get on with your life!”

More clinics will be announced over the coming days.