Boots in Halifax opens COVID-19 vaccination site in town centre today
Boots will be offering NHS COVID-19 vaccinations at Halifax pharmacy from today (Thursday).
Two other vaccination sites are also opening in Gloucester and Huddersfield Boots pharmacies in January, with the option to roll out to further locations nationwide in future.
All vaccination sites will be run from Boots stores in line with its safety, clinical and operational standards.
The site will administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and will operate from specially designed facilities in the Halifax store.
Natasha Eastwood, Store Manager of Boots in Halifax, said: “I’m thrilled that our pharmacy has been selected to be at the forefront of the nation’s vaccination efforts, and I’m grateful to our entire team who have been working around the clock to set up our new vaccination site. Pharmacies like ours are at the very heart of their local community, offering a trusted team and location that our patients are familiar and comfortable with to be vaccinated against COVID-19.”
Seb James, Managing Director of Boots UK and ROI, said: “As we begin vaccinations at our Halifax pharmacy today, we are incredibly proud to support the NHS during this extraordinary time.
“Like COVID-19 testing, we believe Boots can play a key role in the vaccination programme – our pharmacists are experts in vaccination programmes and have a trusted role at the heart of our local communities. Pharmacies are extremely well placed to support the roll out of this vaccine quickly and safely, and we stand ready to do much more. We stand ready to do more to support the NHS and the government to accelerate its rollout.”
As part of its preparations to support these three new vaccination sites, Boots has already begun specialist training with pharmacists on the handling and administering of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Patients will be invited directly by the NHS to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the Boots Halifax, Gloucester and Huddersfield pharmacies.
JPIMedia publications across England are calling on the Government to let all pharmacies play a part in the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. You can sign the petition online here.