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Asda opens third in-store Covid vaccination centre

The opening follows the launch of vaccination sites at its Cape Hill store in Birmingham and Watford Superstore back in January - with the grocer facilitating the vaccinations of 26,000 patients

Asda has opened a third in-store Covid vaccination centre at its Old Kent Road Superstore in London.

The opening follows the launch of vaccination sites at its Cape Hill store in Birmingham and Watford Superstore back in January – with the grocer facilitating the vaccinations of 26,000 patients. 

The supermarket chain, which was bought by the Issa brothers in 2020, has partnered with the NHS to transform the George clothing section of its Old Kent Road superstore into a “separate and secure vaccination centre”. 

Asda has said it has the capacity to deliver 1000 vaccines per week – and more if supply allows – to nationally agreed priority groups.

Faisal Tuddy, superintendent pharmacist at Asda, said: “In January, Asda became the first supermarket to support the NHS vaccination programme with in-store vaccination centres. 

“Since then, our team of highly trained Asda Pharmacists have worked hard to deliver over 26,000 vaccinations to eligible patients. We are so proud of the teams across the two sites and are pleased we can extend this clinical service to patients in London.”

He added: “Our Old Kent Road store will have capacity to vaccinate 1000 people per week, which we hope will be a big step towards helping the local community return to normality.Our in-store pharmacies are located at the heart of communities and easily accessible, which makes them a convenient option for priority groups living nearby.”

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