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LloydsPharmacy rolls out Covid-19 vaccination service to two sites

Following on from NHS England’s revised vaccination criteria, two LloydsPharmacy sites are now providing their local communities with Covid-19 vaccines. Vaccinations have begun in the company’s… View Article

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LloydsPharmacy rolls out Covid-19 vaccination service to two sites

Following on from NHS England’s revised vaccination criteria, two LloydsPharmacy sites are now providing their local communities with Covid-19 vaccines.

Vaccinations have begun in the company’s Carterton and Cramlington stores where pharmacists will be administering a minimum of 400 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine per week to eligible patients in the local areas.

Anna Ruthven, head of services at McKesson UK, parent company to LloydsPharmacy, said: “Our LloydsPharmacy colleagues, like so many others, have been ready and willing to support this monumental programme from the start so today marks a real milestone for everyone involved. It has been a massive team effort to mobilise these new sites in a very short space of time, but we’re all so proud to be helping local communities get this important vaccine. Community is at the heart of what we do, and we hope that delivering the vaccine within a local and trusted healthcare setting will help even more people come forward to get the jab when they are asked to.”

The vaccines will be administered by appointment only to priority group patients in a consultation room at Carterton and a special pod at Cramlington.

McKesson UK now has three Covid-19 vaccination centres after launching its first site in London at John Bell & Croyden. This site has been vaccinating since 30 January and has administered 6,875 vaccines.

Ruthven added: “Having delivered the flu vaccine for the past few years, our pharmacists are experienced vaccinators who continue to demonstrate what is achievable when given the opportunity. We hope to have more pharmacies and more of our highly trained professionals involved in administering covid vaccines in the coming weeks and months.”

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