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Boots launches £65 chickenpox vaccination service across 30 branches

Boots chickenpox service in 30 branches
Boots: This service highlights the enhanced role community pharmacies can play

Boots has launched a private chickenpox vaccination service in 30 pharmacies across England, Scotland and Wales.

Each vaccination costs £65, meaning a course consisting of two jabs – given six weeks apart by pharmacists – has a total cost of £130, Boots announced today (June 22).

The private service is aimed at patients aged one to 65 who wish to get vaccinated outside the NHS, Boots said.

Each consultation and vaccination takes around 20 minutes, it added.

Director of pharmacy services Asif Aziz said: “The introduction of this service highlights the enhanced role that community pharmacies can play in supporting those services offered by the NHS and GPs, as well as the excellent clinical skills our pharmacists offer to support patients’ health.”

“This is a fantastic example of where we are developing our pharmacy services offer in the UK,” he added.

According to the NHS, nine out of 10 children, or three quarters of children and adults, develop chickenpox immunity after one jab.

Last year, Superdrug launched a private chickenpox vaccine across 57 stores, also at £65 per jab.

The Boots stores offering the chickenpox vaccination are:

  • Mansfield Four Seasons Centre, NG18 1SU, Nottinghamshire
  • Burton-on-Trent Coopers Square, DE14 1DG, Staffordshire
  • Kettering Gold Street, 35 The Mall, NN16 8JL, Northamptonshire
  • Cambridge Petty Cury, CB2 3ND, Cambridgeshire
  • King’s Lynn High Street, PE30 1BL, Norfolk
  • Sudbury Market Hill, CO10 2EA, Suffolk
  • Stafford Market Square, ST16 2BD, Staffordshire
  • Colchester Lion Walk, CO1 1LX, Essex
  • Swansea Morriston, 30 Woodfield Street, SA6 8BH, West Glamorgan
  • Sidmouth Fore Street, EX10 8AQ, Devon
  • London Ealing, The Broadway, London, W5 5JY, Middlesex
  • London Islington High Street, N1 9LH, Middlesex
  • Edgware Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Station Road, HA8 7BD, Middlesex
  • Tonbridge High Street, TN9 1SG, Kent
  • Dover Biggin Street, CT16 1BH, Kent
  • London Piccadilly Circus, 44-46 Regent Street, W1B 5RA, Middlesex
  • Dartford Bluewater, Unit MSU02, Lower Thames Walk, Greenhithe, DA9 9SJ, Kent
  • Liverpool Clayton Square Shopping Centre, L1 1QR, Merseyside
  • Poole High Street, BH15 1SX, Dorset
  • Salisbury Silver Street, SP1 2NG, Wiltshire
  • Portsmouth Commercial Road, PO1 1HB, Hampshire
  • Harlow Broad Walk, CM20 1JA, Essex
  • Milford Haven Havens Head, The Docks, SA73 3AU, Dyfed
  • Glasgow Braehead Centre, Kings Inch Road, G51 4BP, Lanarkshire
  • Lymington Waitrose, SO41 9GF, Hampshire
  • Guiseley Retail Park, Leeds, LS20 8QH, West Yorkshire
  • York Monks Cross Retail Park, YO32 9LF, North Yorkshire
  • Nottingham Riverside Retail Park, NG2 1RU, Nottinghamshire
  • Weston-super-Mare Locking Castle District Centre, BS24 7AY, Somerset
  • Altrincham Retail Park, George Richards Way, Broadheath, WA14 5GR, Cheshire
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