UK news High street pharmacies to deliver coronavirus vaccine jabs last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- The first pilot sites will begin administering jabs from today
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Coronavirus jabs will be administered at high street pharmacies from today (January 14) as part of the biggest vaccination programme in history. Boots, Superdrug and several independent stores will be spearheading the drive to protect the country against Covid-19. The initial few stores will soon be joined by 200 community pharmacies over the next fortnight as more vaccine supplies come on stream by the end of the month. Stores capable of delivering large volumes while also allowing for social distancing have initially been selected to give the best geographical spread. Anyone who does not want to travel there or to a large-scale vaccination centre can wait to be called by their GP for the jab by February 15. If this is the case, or if the patient has received the vaccine through another route, they do not have to do anything. Vaccines are now being offered at more than 200 hospital sites, as well as 800 GP-led services, with an additional 200 GP-run sites coming online by this week. Several large-scale vaccination centres also opened this week - one in each NHS region. Dozens more are set to follow in the coming weeks. For the nearest Covid vaccination centre in your area, enter your postcode below: Dr Bruce Warner, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer said: “The NHS coronavirus vaccination programme, the biggest in health service history, has got off to a great start with more than 2.4 million jabs delivered. “Pharmacy teams have been working incredibly hard throughout the pandemic and, as we accelerate the vaccination programme, they are playing a vital role in delivering the life-saving jabs to those in their communities.
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.” The first pilot sites will start administering jabs from today, with hundreds more set to open by the end of the week. The pilot sites are: Boots, Halifax Andrews Pharmacy, Macclesfield Appleton Village Pharmacy, Widnes Superdrug Pharmacy, Guildford Cullimore Chemist, Edgware Woodside Pharmacy, Telford
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Cambridgeshire towns and villages with the highest Covid infection rates Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: “It is fantastic that high-street pharmacies will now begin deploying COVID-19 vaccinations. Pharmacies sit at the heart of local communities and will make a big difference to our rollout programme by providing even more local, convenient places for those that are eligible to get their jab. “Pharmacists have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic, often acting as the first port of call for medical advice - and often staying open when all around have closed. I want to extend my thanks to every pharmacy for their efforts to support the national response to the pandemic and keep people safe.” People invited to make an appointment through the new national booking service will be given the option to get their jab in a vaccination centre or in a pharmacy service. It will not be possible to use the NHS Covid-19 booking service if you have not received an invitation letter. On December 8 last year, Maggie Keenan became the first patient to be protected against coronavirus outside of a clinical trial when she was given the Pfizer jab at Coventry Hospital. The NHS also became the first health service to roll out the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine when Brian Pinker, 82, was given his first dose of the vaccine last Monday. The NHS is now administering vaccines to the top priority groups, as set by the Government following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).