Thursday 15 Jul 2021
Pfizer jabs now arriving at Birmingham New Street station
A mobile ‘vaccine van’ is offering COVID vaccinations to people at Birmingham New Street station.
The first Pfizer vaccinations will be given today (Thursday 15 July), to people over 18 years old.
Staff from the local NHS in Birmingham and Solihull will run the pop-up service, which will be open between 9am and 6pm.
The vaccine van will be situated on the station’s Eastern Plaza, beside the outside picnic area.
It will also return to the same spot on:
- Saturday 17 July
- Friday 23 July
- Saturday 24 July
Steven Ireland, Network Rail's head of customers and stations, said: “It’s great to work with the local NHS to use Birmingham New Street station as a pop-up site for COVID vaccinations.
“I’d urge passengers and passers-by to make use of the vaccine van when it’s at the station to have their jab, to stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Morag Gates, COVID programme director for Birmingham and Solihull, said: “We know that people are eager to get back to doing the things they enjoy, such as travelling and going out with their friends and family, and we want people to do it safely. That’s why we are doing everything we can to ensure that everyone over 18 can get their jab.
“Having the vaccination is the most effective way of protecting ourselves and others from the virus, so we would strongly encourage anyone who has yet to have their jab to turn up to one of our mobile vaccine vans at New Street Station.”
For more information on the mobile vaccine van visit: https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/walk-in/
Notes to Editors
Pfizer vaccinations will be available from the vaccination van at New Street Station.
Anyone over 18 is eligible for a COVID vaccine.
The service is primarily aimed at people who are yet to have their first vaccination, however second doses can be given.
A minimum of eight weeks needs to have passed since a first vaccination before people can have their second dose.
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