A COVID vaccination centre at Watford’s Asda store is set to open next week from 1 February.
The supermarket is working in partnership with the NHS to provide vaccinations in the store to selected priority groups.
Asda has transformed the clothing section of the store into a vaccination service, where trained pharmacy colleagues will deliver up to 3,500 jabs a week in a drive to get Watford residents vaccinated.
The Watford superstore on St Albans Road is currently one of only two Asda’s in the country that will offer the in-store vaccination service. The first opened in Birmingham on 28 January.
Faisal Tuddy, Asda Superintendent Pharmacist, said at the opening: “We are incredibly proud to be the first supermarket pharmacy to administer the vaccine and to play our part in helping the NHS roll out its vaccination programme.
“Many of the people who will attend the store today have been shielding at home for months and we hope receiving the vaccine is the first step towards a return to normality for them.
“We are also stepping up our support for the NHS by opening a second in-store vaccination centre and have offered all of our 254 in-store pharmacies across the UK, along with our logistics network, to help with the rollout.”