// Asda vaccinates 50,000th patient at its in-store Covid vaccination centres
// Asda is supporting the government’s drive to make the vaccine accessible to BAME communities
// Asda’s vaccination centres are situated in some of the most diverse areas in the country
Asda has announced that its in-store Covid-19 vaccination centres have reached a major landmark this week with the vaccination of the 50,000th patient.
Each of its stores have worked in partnership with the NHS to provide in-store Covid vaccinations, with trained pharmacy colleagues delivering hundreds of jabs per day to patients who are eligible for the vaccine through the NHS.
Asda said it is supporting the government’s drive to make the vaccine accessible to BAME communities and encourage the uptake of the vaccine within those communities.
Asda’s vaccination centres are situated in some of the most diverse areas in the country; 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 roll out.”
In February, Asda became the first supermarket to support the NHS vaccination programme using its in-store pharmacies and transforming the George clothing areas at three of its stores.