Health and beauty retailer Boots announces that it will start offering vaccination services in multiple locations across England from early January to help with the government roll out.
More than 1.1 million people have been vaccinated in England to date and the government has pledged to shock 14 million people by February.
The pharmacy is one of several companies to offer its facilities for the vaccination program and says it is “proud” to support the NHS.
A Boots spokesman said three vaccination sites will be set up initially – in Halifax, Huddersfield and Gloucester – but the business is working with the government to expand its operations.
“At Boots, we are proud of our role at the heart of the UK healthcare system and can confirm that Boots, together with local clinical contractors, will initially open three Covid-19 vaccination sites in Halifax, Huddersfield and Gloucester.” They said.
“You will start vaccinating patients in early January.
“Boots has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of mass vaccination, having received over a million flu vaccinations this year. We have developed a model for Covid-19 vaccination that meets our exceptional safety, clinical and operational standards.
“We are ready to do a lot more and our national network of pharmacy expertise is ready to help the NHS and the government accelerate the vaccine adoption.”
Other companies such as the Morrisons supermarket chain, professional sports clubs and restaurants in London have also offered facilities to support the rollout.