Liverpool news Full list of high street pharmacies giving out covid vaccine MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The pharmacies are set to start vaccinating as 100,000 have now died from the virus
Breaking News ! High street pharmacies are set to start vaccinating people across England against coronavirus. Boots and Superdrug branches will be among the six stores across England which will be able to administer the jabs from Thursday. The government is aiming to vaccinate everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the middle of February. The first pharmacies to administer the vaccine are: Andrews Pharmacy in Macclesfield Cullimore Chemist in Edgware, north London Woodside Pharmacy in Telford Appleton Village pharmacy in Widnes Boots in Halifax Superdrug in Guildford Those who are eligible for a vaccine will be contacted and invited to make an appointment through a new national booking service. This gives them the option of having a vaccine at a pharmacy or in a GP-led vaccination centre. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs that distribution "will be going to 24/7 as soon as we can" but said supply of doses remains the main barrier. Sign up for a new-look Echo newsletter It's never been more important to stay in touch with the news, so subscribe now to the Liverpool Echo newsletter. Twice a day, seven days a week, we'll deliver the biggest stories straight to your inbox. We'll also send special breaking news emails too for the latest stories that matter. You won't miss a thing. How do I sign up? It's free, easy and takes no time at all.
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The six pharmacies have been picked because they can deliver large volumes of the vaccine and allow for social distancing, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it is "fantastic" that jabs will be available on the high street. He said: "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." By the end of the month more than 200 community chemists with capacity for 1,000 doses a week will be able to give vaccines, according to NHS England. Find your nearest vaccination centre by using your postcode below
The pharmacies join the 200 hospitals, around 800 GP clinics and seven mass vaccination centres where jabs are already being handed out. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer urged ministers to go further and use England's 11,500 pharmacies to deliver round-the-clock vaccinations by the end of next month. The expanded vaccination service in England comes as the daily reported UK death toll reached a new high on Wednesday, with 1,564 fatalities recorded within 28 days of a positive test. The latest figures meant the grim milestone of more than 100,000 deaths involving coronavirus has now been passed in the UK, according to official data.
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