Five super drug stores to offer the coronavirus vaccine have been announced.
The company has given pharmacies permission to deliver the coronavirus jab to support the offer to vaccinate millions by the next month.
Stores in Guildford, Leeds, Manchester, Basingstoke and Bristol have been selected the express reports.
Three other Boots stores will also offer the vaccine. In Huddersfield, Halifax and Gloucester this was announced today, Thursday 7th January.
A Superdrug spokesman said: “Superdrug is proud to confirm that it is helping the NHS launch the largest vaccination program in history – and is instrumental in helping the NHS achieve its first major goal of 13 million vaccinations in February. ” “”
Michael Henry, Superdrug’s Director of Health, said, “We are the only retailer with a team of highly trained nurses who, along with our pharmacists, have decades of experience providing mass vaccination services.”
Mr Henry said he was proud of Superdrug’s nurses who have volunteered at “hospitals, the wider community, and blood transfusion centers.”
“We now support the implementation of the critical vaccination program to help people most at risk from the coronavirus,” he added.
According to Superdrug, two consultation rooms are required at each location, including an outdoor portable pharmacy. as confirmed by the BBC.
The company plans to deliver 1,000 vaccines per week to its Broadmead, Bristol site to help the government achieve its vaccination goal.
Of the two vaccines currently in circulation in England – Oxford / AstraZeneca and Pfzifer / BioNTech – the former is administered by superdrug pharmacies, according to the BBC.
However, Superdrug’s health director said it was in “talks with the NHS about their nurses and pharmacists who both give approved Covid-19 vaccines”.
So far, 1.3 million people have received either the Pfizer or Oxford push.
The government plans to vaccinate more than 13 million people by mid-February.
Superdrug said, “The order in which people are offered the vaccine is based on recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization (JCVI).
It added, “As this is not a private service, patients will be contacted by the NHS if they are eligible for their vaccination.”
Mr Henry went on to talk about his Covid-19 anti-body test – available as a home fingerprint sampling service and as a health care clinic led by a healthcare professional.
“Most recently, Superdrug added Fit to Fly PCR testing to its services,” added Michael Henry.
Superdrug remains open as an essential retailer and for the provision of NHS pharmacy services.
Boots is also set to help make coronavirus vaccinations available to the legitimate public.
The guard Boots have reportedly promised to give more than 1,000 shots a week.
But where do you fall on the priority list of coronavirus vaccinations?
According to the NHS, it is given to:
- Some people aged 80 and over who will already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
- People who live or work in nursing homes
- Healthcare workers at high risk. “
According to the latest guidelines of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunization, the list of priorities is as follows:
- Residents of a nursing home for older adults and their carers
- all these 80+ and health and social workers on the front lines
- all these 75 years and older
- all these 70 years and older and clinically extremely vulnerable people
- all these 65 years and older
- all persons aged 16 and over up to 64 years of age with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk of serious illness and mortality
- all these 60 years and older
- all these 55 years and older
- all these 50 years and older
The Department of Health and Welfare said, “It is estimated that these groups together account for around 99 percent of preventable mortality from Covid-19.”