England’s high street pharmacies will start commissioning Kovid vaccines, as the number of deaths from the virus across Britain rose above 100,000.
The Boots and Superdrug branches will be one of six stores across England that will be able to operate jabs from Thursday, while the government aims to hit its target of vaccinating all people in the four most vulnerable groups by the middle of next month .
Andrews Pharmacy in McDressfield, Cullimore Chemist in Edwardware, Woodside Pharmacy in Telford and Appleton Village Pharmacy in Widnes with Boots in Halifax, and Superdrug in Guildford will be among the first group to be given injections.
Boris Johnson also told MPs that the distribution would be “as soon as possible 24/7” but said the supply of the dose remained the main obstacle.
The Scottish Government published its vaccine delivery scheme on Wednesday evening, stating how many doses it was expected to receive for each week by the end of May, prompting a line with London which published its numbers Has refused.
Six pharmacies have been chosen because they can distribute larger versions of the vaccine and allow for social distance, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was “fantastic” that jobs would be available on the high street.
“Pharmacists settle in the heart of local communities and will bring a major change to our rollout program by providing more local, convenient locations for those who are qualified to get their jobs,” he said.
According to NHS England, more than 200 community chemists will be able to deliver the vaccine by the end of the month.
Pharmacies connect to 200 hospitals, about 800 GP clinics and seven large immunization centers where jobs are already being assigned.
Labor leader Sir Keer Starr urged ministers to use 11,500 pharmacies in England to have round vaccinations by the end of next month.
Extended immunization service in England comes as daily news The death rate reached a new high on Wednesday in the UK, with 1,564 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test.
According to official figures, the latest figures mean that a serious milestone of more than 100,000 deaths involving coronovirus has now passed in Britain.