Asda has become the first UK supermarket to roll out Covid-19 booster jabs across its estate.
The Big 4 grocer is set to offer the booster shots from its in-store pharmacies starting from next month and expects to deliver over 7500 jabs each week during the winter months.
According to the retailer, people with priority categorisation will be sent an appointment from the NHS, with the option to select Asda as a “convenient location” to receive their shot.
The supermarket has confirmed that it will continue to offer first and second Covid-19 jabs from its first three dedicated vaccination sites in London, Birmingham and Watford, and recently reported its 100,000 inoculation.
It will also be offering the annual winter flu jab from its facilities, which is set to cost £8 for customers who are not eligible for a free NHS shot.
“We are proud to have supported the NHS vaccination rollout throughout the year and will continue to do all we can to help vulnerable individuals top up their protection ahead of the winter months,” Asda superintendent pharmacist Faisal Tuddy said.
“Expanding the booster service to more than 70 Asda stores across the UK means that many more people will be able to receive their jabs in a convenient location at the heart of the community.”