A new Solihull drop-in vaccination centre at Jaguar Land Rover’s Logistics Operations Centre, Solihull opened today – helping local residents and employees of the manufacturer, to get vaccinated and get protected. NHS England, supported by Solihull Council and Jaguar Land Rover, have announced the new employer pilot vaccination centre, open daily until 24 December from 8am to 6pm, (2pm on 24 December).
First, second and booster doses all available - for the public and Jaguar Land Rover employees, with no appointment needed, simply turn up and get jabbed! With the reported cases of Omicron on the rise, don’t delay and get your jab today!
A free shuttle bus service from Chelmsley Wood, plus a free community transportation service helping those from nearby communities who may otherwise find it difficult to get to the facility, are being provided by Solihull Council, with vehicles loaned by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. Full details for access, opening times and alternative vaccination centres is here www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/Vaccination
Ruth Tennant, Director of Public Health, Solihull, said: “The new vaccination centre for both the public and Jaguar Land Rover employees is a team effort to do everything we can to get as many people vaccinated as possible in. Our partnership with the NHS, Jaguar Land Rover, our local voluntary and community organisations shows what can we do to as a community to get vaccination where it’s needed. The rise of the Omicron variant shows how important it is to get your first, second or booster jab."
Jane Clapham, Lead Nurse for the new vaccine centre said: “Working with Jaguar Land Rover and Solihull Council is a really positive partnership and a great step forward in ensuring that a significant number of people have the maximum protection available to them. Covid-19 infection rates are going up very quickly, therefore having the vaccine and particularly the booster, is the easiest way to protect yourself and your family as we head into Christmas. We now know that having the booster dose can provide up to 75% protection against Omicron so we would urge anyone who is eligible to take up the offer as soon as possible.”
Dr Steve Iley, Chief Medical Officer at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We’re pleased to be able to support the national vaccination effort by working with Birmingham and Solihull NHS. Getting vaccinated and boosted remains the best thing you can do to protect against getting seriously ill from Covid-19, so we’re encouraging all of our employees, as well as the local community, to come along.”
The pilot of the Jaguar Land Rover site will be analysed by the NHS to understand if this model can be expanded to other large employers to help get employees, their families and local communities vaccinated more quickly.
The vaccination centre is open to anyone over 16 to get their first and second doses, and for those eligible over 18 to have their booster dose. No appointment is needed.
More than 2 million vaccinations have been administered in Birmingham and Solihull since the programme began in December 2020. For details of other vaccination clinics across Birmingham and Solihull visit: www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/walk-in