Shoppers will be able to grab their COVID-19 vaccination and a bargain at the same time this weekend, with an NHS vaccination clinic taking place inside Primark’s Bristol Broadmead store.
The Pfizer clinic is open to anyone aged 18 or over having their first vaccination. The clinic will run throughout the store’s opening hours, which are 10am until 6pm on Saturday, 17 July and 11am until 4pm on Sunday, 18 June. No appointment is needed and full details alongside information about other local walk-in clinics can be found at www.grabajab.net.
The collaboration is a first for both the NHS and Primark, and is part of the local vaccination roll-out’s efforts to make it as easy as possible for young people to have their vaccine around their work and lifestyle commitments. Vaccinators will take over the ground floor fitting rooms, running them as vaccination pods. The NHS expects to vaccinate up to 600 people over the weekend.
Dr Tim Whittlestone, Clinical Lead for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Vaccination Programme, said: “We’re really excited to be collaborating with Primark Bristol to offer people in our area the COVID-19 vaccination in a place that is easy for them.
“Throughout the vaccine roll-out, we have challenged ourselves to think differently about how we make the COVID-19 vaccine as accessible as possible for the communities we serve; we’re grateful to the team at Primark for making this possible.
"Cases of COVID-19 in our area are high and rising. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and the people you love from COVID-19, especially as restrictions lift from Monday.”
Conor Walsh, Director of Sales at Primark UK said: “Wherever we can we try to support important local community initiatives. We’re really pleased that we can play a small part in supporting the work of the NHS by hosting the vaccination clinic in our Bristol store this weekend and make it even easier for people to get their vaccine.”
You can also find an up to date list of all the walk-in clinics in BNSSG along with options for booking your appointment at www.grabajab.net.