Boots Ireland has confirmed it will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations from tomorrow, 15 June.
Boots Ireland’s 81 pharmacies administrating the COVID-19 vaccine are located right across the country meaning customers can avail of vaccines in their local community rather than having to travel a distance to vaccination centres, the retailer said.
The pharmacy chain said in line with the HSE vaccination schedule, at present, COVID-19 Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Vaccinations will be available in pharmacies for people aged 50+ who have missed out on their vaccine or have not been able to get to a vaccination centre.
Over the last ten years, Boots Ireland said it has led the way in vaccinating the people of Ireland against a range of diseases.
Caoimhe McAuley, MPSI, director of Pharmacy and superintendent pharmacist at Boots Ireland commented, "Our experience in delivering vaccinations has been well established through the provision of the flu, pneumococcal, shingles and travel vaccinations."
"We look forward to applying this expertise and experience to vaccinating people against COVID-19 as the country continues to fight the pandemic," she said.
'Developed a Model'
According to Boots it has developed a model for COVID-19 vaccinations to be administered in line with its exceptional safety, clinical and operational standards and Pharmacists have received specialised training on the handling and administering of the COVID-19 vaccine.
"As the largest pharmacy chain providing vaccines in Ireland, we stand with the HSE and local communities to play our part in this incredibly important milestone,” addedStephen Watkins, managing director of Boots Ireland.
From tomorrow customers aged 50+ can book an appointment at Boots via here.