Eligible people in the Black Country and West Birmingham are being reminded to come forward for their COVID-19 spring booster vaccine.

Since March, the NHS has been offering spring booster doses to all people aged 75 years and over, people aged 12 years and over with a weakened immune system, and residents in older adult care homes.

To date, almost 78,000 spring boosters have been delivered in the Black Country and West Birmingham.

Anyone invited for a jab who has not yet come forward can book an appointment online via the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Walk-in appointments are also available in selected locations, and you can find out if your local site is participating by visiting the NHS online walk-in finder.

Dr Salma Reehana, local GP and Clinical Chair for the NHS Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s fantastic that so many people have come forward for a spring booster dose, ensuring they have the maximum protection against COVID-19.

“We want to remind anyone who has received an invite for a spring booster, but has not yet come forward, to get their jab as soon as possible.

“Getting a spring booster dose before the end of June will allow enough time before the next seasonal dose to extend protection over winter, and against any possible resurgence in infection levels.

“Appointments and walk-ins are also still available for first, second and, for those eligible, booster doses, so please do come forward when you can. It’s never too late to get vaccinated and you will be welcomed with open arms.”

You can find more information on the spring booster vaccine here.