An additional sixty-five community pharmacy-led vaccination sites will administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the following seven days. The locations, fifty-five of which are run by independent pharmacies, include Pharmacy2U's pop-up Odeon and Village Hotel sites, and Wilbraham Pharmacy's Manchester Whalley Range Tennis and Cricket Club.
The owner of Newdays Pharmacy, Olivier Picard, stated: “As soon as bookings were enabled through the national booking system we quickly became fully subscribed, so there’s no doubt that people trust pharmacists to protect them. It’s a daunting prospect but perfectly doable and we’re proud to be taking part in this vital programme.”
“65 more community pharmacy-led vaccination sites will administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the following 7 days.“
Owner of Hollowood Chemists in the Northwest of England, Raj Patel, stated: “Everyone has stepped up to plate and it’s shown the power of coming together in the common good, as well as the responsiveness of community pharmacists.”
Chief Executive of the Company Chemists’ Association, Malcolm Harrison, stated: “We have shared a model with the NHS that will allow them to make use of pharmacies across the country to vaccinate the population and reach the target of thirteen-point-nine million vaccinations by mid-February."