People in Sutton Coldfield are being advised that booster Covid vaccine shots and flu jabs will start being administered from early next month.
From Monday 6th September 2021, Sutton Coldfield Group Practice will be co-administering the third dose COVID-19 Booster Vaccine and the Influenza Vaccine at the Sutton Town Hall for patient’s registered with the Sutton Coldfield Group Practice (SCGP), Ashfield Surgery, Manor Practice and Hawthorns Surgery.
This is to maximise protection of the most vulnerable ahead of the winter months.
Over the next few weeks, the group practice will be sharing more information on its social media platforms regarding this, including who will be eligible.
For now, they are asking people not to contact them for bookings as patients will be contacted directly when it is time for their appointments.
The news comes as Covid case rates in Sutton have fallen sharply toward the end of last month after rises earlier in the month had seen the town become Birmingham ’s coronavirus hotspot.
Sutton Reddicap remains a hotspot, but across Birmingham, the number of cases decreased at the week ending August 1 by 777 cases (3,462 cases this week compared to 4,239 last week).
These were the wards with the highest case rates (cases per 100,000 population) this week:
- Sutton Reddicap (520)
- Frankley Great Park (507)
- Handsworth (488)
- Ladywood (461)
- Kingstanding (456)
- Yardley East (444)
- Longbridge and West Heath (432)
- Garretts Green (402)
- Bordesley Green (402)
- Soho and Jewellery Quarter (394)
Total cases fell in all age groups, most noticeably in the 0 to 19 age group (-36%), the 20 to 39 age group (-18%), and the 40 to 59 age group (-35%).
Cases also decreased in all ethnic groups, most noticeably the White group (36%) and the Mixed/Other group (-31%).