Asda Announces It Will Be The First Supermarket to Offer In-Store Covid-19 Vaccinations

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Asda Announces It Will Be The First Supermarket to Offer In-Store Covid-19 Vaccinations
Asda Announces It Will Be The First Supermarket to Offer In-Store Covid-19 Vaccinations. image: Pexels

Asda Announces It Will Be The First Supermarket to Offer In-Store Covid-19 Vaccinations.

The Leeds-based supermarket has been selected by NHS England to operate a vaccination centre from an in-store pharmacy in Birmingham and qualified Asda pharmacy colleagues will administer the vaccine to priority groups identified by the NHS.

Roger Burnley, Asda CEO and 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.”

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Asda is transforming its George department to make space for the vaccination centre – which will operate 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week and have the capacity to administer up to 250 jabs per day.

The site is the first Asda pharmacy to be approved to support the Pfizer /BioNTech vaccine programme. The Leeds-based supermarket added that it was continuing to work with Public Health England and NHS England to assess other sites within its estate that could support this programme.


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