Boots and Superdrug have started dishing out
The branches are among six independent pharmacies across England which were converted into Covid hubs this morning and will be able to administer hundreds of jabs a day between 8am and 8pm.
The pharmacies recruited to the national effort today include a Boots in Halifax and Superdrug in Guildford, as well as Andrews Pharmacy in Macclesfield, Cheshire, Cullimore Chemist in Edgware, north London, Woodside Pharmacy in Telford, Shropshire, and Appleton Village pharmacy in Widnes, Cheshire.
Those who are eligible for a Covid 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.
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