Boots and Superdrug start dishing out Covid vaccines as six high street pharmacies are recruited to hit 13.9m target by mid-February — but independent chemists fear UK will fail unless it uses ‘many more, much sooner’
Boots and Superdrug have started dishing out coronavirus vaccines this morning as No10 finally turns to the high street to deliver its lockdown-ending promise of immunising almost 14million people by mid-February.
The branches are among six independent pharmacies across England which were converted into Covid hubs today and will be able to administer hundreds of jabs a day between 8am and 8pm.
Brenda Clegg, 92, receiving a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine from pharmacist Rae Hynes at the Boots pharmacy in Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Boots pharmacy in Halifax