Asda has reached a major landmark this week with the vaccination of the 50,000th patient.
Each of the Big 4 grocer’s branches has worked in partnership with the NHS to provide in-store Covid-19 vaccinations, with trained pharmacy employees delivering hundreds of vaccines per day to patients who are eligible through the NHS.
Earlier this year, Asda became the first supermarket to support the NHS vaccination programme.
The Big 4 grocer transformed its George clothing areas at three of its branches to offer the vaccinations, to make the vaccine accessible to BAME communities and encourages the uptake of the vaccine within those communities, hence its decision to open three centres in the most diverse areas in the UK.
Asda’s vaccination centres are situated in Cape Hill – Birmingham, Watford and Old Kent Road in London.
“We are incredibly proud of the fantastic efforts of our pharmacy teams in Watford, Birmingham and London for working so hard to help provide Covid-19 vaccinations and support the NHS,” Asda superintendent pharmacist, Faisal Tuddy said.
“Our stores are located at the centre of the local communities and are easily accessible, so I would encourage everyone to get their jab as soon as they are able to as we continue to support the NHS in their successful vaccination rollout.”