Berkshire news Reading one of the worst places for pharmacy access in UK MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The study comes amid heightening measures to roll out the coronavirus vaccine
Breaking News ! Reading has been named the third worst location for pharmacy access in the UK, amid the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. It’s believed that the poor access could lead to longer waiting times for people in Reading awaiting the coronavirus jab. The figures have been released amid growing efforts to increase the rate of the vaccine rollout by the Government, including turning Newbury Racecourse into a Vaccination Centre. Salisbury and Hereford were named the two worst places in the UK in the study, which was conducted by Medicine Direct. They investigated the ratio of people in the 'RG' postcode area against the number of pharmacies.
. Although the number of people at each pharmacy is just one of many factors which will impact the rate at which the coronavirus vaccine can be rolled out, there is no doubt those serving the highest volumes of patients face a challenging logistical battle.
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In England, 26 pharmacies close every month. By 2069, Medicine Direct predicts that there will be no physical pharmacies left on the high streets, with customers opting for online alternatives instead. The Reading pharmacies were also found to have very short lifespans – the fifth shortest in the England - meaning they don't last long once they have opened.
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