Asda first supermarket to offer in-store Covid jab

Asda is the first supermarket to offer an in-store Covid-19 vaccination.

The service will start on January 25th.

The supermarket has been picked by NHS England to operate an inoculation centre at a pharmacy in Birmingham.

Asda pharmacy staff will give the jabs.

Roger Burnley, Asda president said:

“We are incredibly proud to provide this service and are keen to do all we can to help the NHS and Government accelerate the rollout of the vaccination programme.

“We have an extensive nationwide logistics network that could support the storage and distribution of the vaccine and our highly-trained pharmacy colleagues are experienced in delivering large vaccination programmes, having recently provided nearly 200,000 flu jabs to members of the public.

“We are on hand to provide the NHS with any practical support required so that more people can quickly receive the vaccine.”

 


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