But he issued a warning to anyone who expected to show up and be vaccinated: it will only be by appointment.
The center will be operated by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the region’s coronavirus vaccination program.
It will run by appointment only, with the NHS reaching out directly to people to book their coronavirus vaccine appointments over the next few days.
Commenting on the announcement, Abbie Vlahakis, CEO of Millennium Point, said: “We are very proud to be able to support NHS staff in the implementation of the Covid-19 vaccination program in Birmingham. We work closely with the Birmingham and Solihull NHS, partners, staff and volunteers, to provide an essential service to thousands of people in the region.
“It is important for the public to clearly understand that this center will only operate by appointment, so they should not attend unless they have already been contacted directly by the NHS and have an appointment made. We would like to thank everyone in advance for supporting us and the NHS so that the center can function as efficiently as possible.
“Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods in Birmingham and the opening of this mass vaccination center represents a vital next step in the region’s recovery from the pandemic. We are delighted that Millennium Point can play its part in making this happen. ”
As part of its support for the vaccination center, Birmingham City Council has offered the use of the multi-storey car park based on Jennens Road, to allow NHS patients attending their vaccination appointments to park for free.
Millennium Point is also easily accessible on foot from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill stations, has good local bus connections and is a 10-minute walk from the town center.
Abbie Vlahakis continues, “The mission of our Charitable Trust is to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics for the benefit of the public, so it is a great honor to work in partnership with the NHS to bring is implementing this revolutionary vaccination program. It is thanks to the incredible advances in research that we are ready to roll out the largest mass immunization project ever in the region and we are committed to doing all we can to support it.