Boots to begin private Covid-19 vaccination from April 1

For the first time, Covid-19 vaccines will be available for purchase from pharmacies in Britain from April 1.

As revealed by The Times, Boots is set to launch a private vaccination service next week to ensure that people “remain ready to respond to this constantly
evolving and unpredictable virus.”

Under the NHS national immunization programme (NIP), Covid booster vaccines are only offered to those at high risk, including over-65s or patients with weakened
immune systems.

From April 1, anyone aged 12 or over can get the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at 50 Boots stores for £98.95.

While it’s highly unlikely for healthier young adults to experience severe Covid-19, getting the single-dose vaccine can protect them from discomforting symptoms
like coughs and sore throats.

A spokesperson for Boots told the publication that their private service is the extension of their existing delivery of Covid-19 vaccinations for the NHS.