Now get your jab on the High Street

Covid vaccinations will be available in some high street pharmacies from today.

The injections are being rolled out at 200 locations over the next fortnight, both at the major chains and independent chemists.

Boots in Halifax and Superdrug in Guildford will be among the first six sites to administer the injections.

Yesterday, Asda announced it had been given the green light for pharmacy staff to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a branch in Birmingham from January 25. 

It will operate in a former clothing section seven days a week from 8am to 8pm for people who receive an appointment from the NHS.

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Officials said each mass vaccination site must have capacity to deal with 1,000 appointments a day and allow for social distancing.  

It comes as Boris Johnson yesterday pledged to launch a 24/7 vaccination service 'as soon as we can' after bowing to immense pressure to ramp up the immunisation drive.  

The injections are being rolled out at 200 locations over the next fortnight, both at the major chains and independent chemists. Pictured: Vaccination centre at Boots in Halifax

The injections are being rolled out at 200 locations over the next fortnight, both at the major chains and independent chemists. Pictured: Vaccination centre at Boots in Halifax

Yesterday, Asda announced it had been given the green light for pharmacy staff to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a branch in Birmingham from January 25

Yesterday, Asda announced it had been given the green light for pharmacy staff to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a branch in Birmingham from January 25

Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Johnson said: 'We'll be going to 24/7 as soon as we can. And Matt Hancock will be setting out more about that in due course.' 

No10 will run a pilot of round-the-clock vaccinations to gauge whether there is enough demand to keep jab hubs open through the night, according to senior Government sources.

But there are serious doubts over whether ministers can deliver the 24-hour scheme amid growing concerns over vaccine supply. 

Mr Johnson admitted in the Commons: 'At the moment the limit is on supply.' 

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Matt Hancock hinted on Wednesday that problems in the supply chain were also behind the decision to slow down the roll-out of jabs in parts of the country. 

However, the Health Secretary said it was 'fantastic' that jabs were now available on the high street because they will make

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