Boots, the chemist, have started delivering COVID-19 vaccinations in Taunton this week, supporting NHS England to vaccinate the nation.
The site will administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and will operate from specially designed facilities in the Taunton store.
Boots opened its first vaccination site in Halifax and has already helped numerous patients from the local community to receive their first vaccine. The retailer has also recently started to offer vaccinations in other pharmacies including Bluewater, Gloucester and Huddersfield, with an option to expand further to more Boots stores in the future.
Brendan Moran, Store Manager of Boots in Taunton, gas told Tone News:
We are incredibly proud to support the NHS during this extraordinary time. Our pharmacy team are excited to get started and are delighted to be able to support residents in the local community, as helping them is at the heart of everything we do.
We look forward to welcoming patients in store over the coming days and weeks, and are thrilled that our pharmacy has been selected to be at the forefront of the nation’s vaccination efforts.
Boots has extensive knowledge, experience and proven capability in vaccination services making it well placed to support the NHS in delivering the vaccine across the UK. Boots has presented a model for COVID-19 vaccinations to be administered in Boots stores, aligned with its exceptional safety, clinical and operational standards.
Patients will be invited directly by the NHS to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment at the Boots Taunton pharmacy.