Black Country Living Museum opens as a mass vaccination centre

The Black Country Living Museum opened its doors on Monday, January 25 as a mass vaccination centre.

The museum, which tells the industrial story of the Black Country, will join Millennium Point in Birmingham as a major vaccination hub in the West Midlands.

The site - which has previously been used in the filming of the hit TV series, Peaky Blinders, recently became internationally famous via the social media app TikTok.

Its speedy transformation into a vaccination hub has been described as a "game-changer' for Dudley and the surrounding area.

Latest figures from NHS England showed 97,310 jabs had been administered in the area by Thursday (January 21), since the national rollout began.

Sally Roberts, chief nursing officer of the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG, said the group is making "great progress" rolling out the coronavirus vaccine in the Black Country and Birmingham to those who're most vulnerable.

The museum tells the story of the Black Country's industrial past.

"All four trusts in the Black Country and West Birmingham now have hospital hubs up and running and all of our primary care network sites are now operational and delivering the vaccine to those individuals aged over 80 years, our care home staff and priority groups of health and care staff."

The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now being rolled out in the Midlands along with the Pfizer vaccine. Credit: PA

She stressed it was important for people NOT to contact the NHS to seek a vaccine and said "we will definitely contact you".

She added: "When you are invited for the Covid vaccination, please do not delay and please attend booked appointments."

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