TWO free transportation services to and from the new drop-in clinic at Jaguar Land Rover are being offered so people can get their Covid jabs.
It’s a ring and ride pick up and drop off, for anyone in Solihull who needs a lift to the clinic – phone 0121 704 8058 to book a slot.
There’s also a shuttle bus from outside Asda in Chelmsley Wood – do people can get the bus, get jabbed and get dropped back within an hour.
The drop-in service is located at the Jaguar Land Rover Logistics Operations Centre (LOC), near to the Solihull plant, Damson Parkway, Solihull, B92 9EP – note – not Lode Lane entrance.
Opening hours are: Tuesday to Thursday December 21-23 8am to 6pm
Friday, December 24, 8am to 2pm
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.
To find alternative clinics and to find out how to book an appointment at a vaccination centre visit the NHS Birmingham and Solihull vaccine programme website.
Neeraj Malhotra, deputy director of public health in Solihull said: “Covid figures nationally continue to rise and our local figures remain stubbornly high.
“We know the Covid vaccine is our best line of defence against the virus. It is clear that with emergence of new variants such as Omicron, we need to top up our levels of immunity to give ourselves and our loved ones maximum protection from the virus.
“So please, get your booster jabs now and don’t the let the virus disrupt your Christmas plans.
“If you are yet to have your first or second vaccine dose or your booster then now’s the time to get it.
“The virus is still here, still causing mass disruption, increasing pressure on our local NHS services and unfortunately, still deadly.
“We have created this temporary drop-in clinic with Jaguar Land Rover and NHS colleagues to enable residents who may lack the necessary transport, a simple way of getting their vaccine easily – please do use our services to help protect yourself and your community this Christmas.”