Boots and Superdrug start dishing out Covid vaccines

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’

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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

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

The Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Boots pharmacy in Halifax

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