Boots to give coronavirus vaccines to vulnerable people on the first site this week


Boots will begin giving coronavirus injections to the most vulnerable people this week from a newly opened vaccination site.
The Main Street Pharmacy will offer Oxford / AstraZeneca inoculations in Halifax, West Yorkshire, while other sites will open in Huddersfield and Gloucester in the coming weeks.

The staff at the store are very experienced in administering flu shots, having already distributed over a million this winter alone.

It comes as thousands more people are expected to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in a few days, as seven mass vaccination sites will open across England.

The new centers – including a football stadium and a tennis club – will be joined later this week by hundreds of other hospital departments and run by general practitioners, as well as the first pilot sites run by pharmacies, bringing the total at around 1,200, NHS England said.

Boots staff have already administered over a million flu shots this winter alone

Seb James, Managing Director of Boots, said: “Our vaccination sites are clean and clinical environments, inaccessible and convenient places, such as main streets, and we have extensive experience in vaccination services, having carried out more than ‘one million flu shots during this winter flu season. alone.

“We hope to help the NHS and allow more people to get vaccinated quickly. ”

Of the nearly 1,000 vaccination sites currently open across the country, the NHS said nearly 800 are services run by general practitioners who are expected to provide most vaccines.

Downing Street hopes to vaccinate 14 million vulnerable people by mid-February

The government aims to immunize nearly 14 million vulnerable people – including those over 80, residents of health centers, and health and care workers – by mid-February.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said they were on track to meet the target, with more than 200,000 people vaccinated every day in England and a third of those over 80 already trapped.

Around two million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

The seven New England vaccination centers open on Monday are: Ashton Gate in Bristol, Epsom Racecourse in Surrey, the Excel Center where London’s Nightingale Hospital is based, the Center for Life in Newcastle, the Manchester Tennis and Football Center, Robertson House at Stevenage and Birmingham’s Millennium Point.

Mr Hancock is due to visit one of the centers before presenting the government’s vaccine delivery plan at a press conference in Downing Street on Monday afternoon.


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