Asda has announced that another store will offer the Covid vaccine as it is delivering its first batches.
Asda, in partnership with the NHS, became the first supermarket in the country to offer Covid vaccinations in store. Trained pharmacy colleagues deliver 240 puffs per day in Cape Hill to priority groups selected by the NHS.
The supermarket has rebuilt the George clothing section in the store to house the vaccination center, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Asda is also stepping up its support for the NHS vaccination program by redesigning the George section of its Watford supermarket, creating a much larger space that can dispense 3,500 vaccines per week.
The supermarket is currently working on repurposing the space for its fellow pharmacists to provide vaccines to patients identified by the NHS in the week starting February 1.
Faisal Tuddy, Superintendent Pharmacist at Asda, said, “We are incredibly proud to be the first supermarket pharmacy to deliver the vaccine and to help launch the NHS vaccination program.
“Many of the people who come to the store today have been home for months and we hope that receiving the vaccine will be the first step in returning to normal for them.
“We’re also stepping up our support for the NHS by opening a second vaccination center in-store next week and offering all of our 254 pharmacies across the UK along with our logistics network to help roll out. ”