From the 25 January Asda will be the first UK supermarket to offer Covid Pfizer/BioNTech vaccinations at the in-store pharmacy in Birmingham.
Asda pharmacy staff will administer the jabs as they were selected by NHS England and this comes as the Government wants to test 24-hour vaccination centre for first four priority groups by mid-February.
Asda president Roger Burnley said, “We are incredibly proud to provide this service and are keen to do all we can to help the NHS and Government accelerate the rollout of the vaccination programme.
“We have an extensive nationwide logistics network that could support the storage and distribution of the vaccine and our highly-trained pharmacy colleagues are experienced in delivering large vaccination programmes, having recently provided nearly 200,000 flu jabs to members of the public.
“We are on hand to provide the NHS with any practical support required so that more people can quickly receive the vaccine.”
The supermarket will be open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week and will be able to conduct 250 jabs a day.