COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
As part of our commitment to our community, we at Colton Hills have been working with City of Wolverhampton Council who have put together the following resources about the COVID-19 vaccination. We hope that this is useful.
The vaccine is safe and effective.
Getting vaccinated is easy. If you have any worries, then ask to talk them through when it is your turn.
Having the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others.
It is important to have both doses when offered to you. The second dose makes sure that you have maximum protection.
The sooner people are vaccinated, the quicker we will return to a more normal way of life.
Once you’ve had the vaccine you still need to follow guidance. That means staying at home when you can, and following the ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ guidance when you can’t and having twice-weekly tests.
You can also find translated versions of these key messages on our Vaccine information in other languages page of our website.
Who can get a vaccine
Everyone aged 5 and over can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged 16 and over, and some children aged 12 to 15, can also get a booster dose.
People aged 12 and over who had a severely weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses, will be offered a 3rd dose and a booster (4th dose).
People aged 75 and over, people who live in care homes for older people, and people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system, will be offered a spring booster.
Encouraging Wolverhampton to Get Active
There is still time to join our new WV Gets Active programme, aimed at encouraging people to get more active following the pandemic. Pre-Covid activity levels in Wolverhampton were below the national average and lockdowns have meant reduced access to sports and exercise for many people.
The free programme works on a mobile phone app and challenges users to get more active, building up to 30 minutes exercise a day after 6 weeks.
Thank you to everyone who has completed our vaccine survey. We’ve had over 1,000 responses now. The short online questionnaire asks about your experience of having the vaccine, or if you have not had it, what may be causing hesitancy.
The survey is still open, and the results are helping us to improve the way we share information and make sure that the process of going for your jab is as easy as possible. If you haven’t done so already, you can complete the survey here.
Please share it across your networks too, using #WVCommunityChamps
You can follow and share our COVID-19 vaccination posts on Twitter and Facebook, and find links to translated social media images to use in our Other Languages pages. Don’t forget the hashtag #WVCommunityChamps so we can share your posts too.
Information about coronavirus and the vaccine is available in a range of different languages on our website, along with lots of other useful resources.