High street pharmacies are rolling out Covid vaccinations, as the virus deathtoll across the UK climbed above 100,000.
Boots and Superdrug branches areamong six stores across England able to administer the jabs from Thursday,with the Government aiming to hit its target of vaccinating all people in thefour most vulnerable groups by the middle of next month.
Andrews Pharmacy inMacclesfield, Cullimore Chemist in Edgware, north London, Woodside Pharmacy inTelford, and Appleton Village pharmacy in Widnes will be in the first group tohand out the injections, alongside Boots in Halifax, and Superdrug inGuildford.
The country is again faced with a big battle against COVID-19 and conditions will improve with the decisions taken in recent days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday and stressed that lockdown should be the last option. In his address to the nation, Modi said the people were undergoing suffering but "we need to fight it out with all our might" and expressed confidence that the coronavirus will be defeated with the combined efforts of the people. "I want to thank our doctors and all our healthcare workers for working non-stop in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic," he said. "If we all follow COVID-19 protocols, there'll be no need to impose lockdowns," Modi said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Here is a look at all the latest figures behind the UK's coronavirus vaccination programme.A total of 36,447,797 Covid-19 vaccinations took place in England between December 8 and April 19, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses, which is a rise of 300,720 on the previous day.NHS England said 27,713,634 were the first dose of a vaccine, a rise of 85,055 on the previous day, while 8,734,163 were a second dose, an increase of 215,665.
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