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Boots offers £70 pneumonia vaccine in 51 stores

The pilot service launched in December across England and Wales.

Boots is offering a pneumonia vaccination for adults over 50 years, as part of a pilot being rolled out across England and Wales.

The in-store vaccination service – which costs £70 – was initially piloted across 26 stores in December, but is now being rolled out to an additional 25, the multiple said yesterday (January 19).

Plans to expand the service to further Boots branches later in the year “will very much depend on the review of the pilot”, a spokesperson told C+D.

Boots claims its scheme will “complement” the existing pneumonia vaccination service currently available on the NHS to those over 65 or with a long-term health condition.

Boots UK Pharmacy director Richard Bradley said community pharmacy plays a “vital role” in providing vaccinations “when and where patients choose to have them”.

“By offering this pneumonia service, we both complement the vaccination that is available on the NHS and also boost a patient’s overall protection against pneumonia, by providing those still in an at-risk age group who are not eligible for an NHS vaccination, with the option to protect their health,” he added.

What do you make of this new vaccination service?

Jupo Patel, Production & Technical

Community pharmacy - Funnier and more ridiculous by the day.

A Long Serving Pharmacist, Community pharmacist

Yet another target to fit into my already busy day. It's increasingly difficult to have those 'off the cuff' conversations with customer that reveal previously unanswered problems - but then there's no obvious profit in that and cannot be quantified so targets cannot be set! 

Valentine Trodd, Community pharmacist

" It's increasingly difficult to have those 'off the cuff' conversations with customer..."

Can't you do it during the MUR?


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