To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many community pharmacies were providing covid-19 vaccinations as of 3 December 2021.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
13 December 2021
Since 1 August, the shortest period from receipt of application to a pharmacy providing the COVID-19 vaccination service was 14 days, the longest was 78 days with an average of 44 days.
As of the end of September 2021, 4,733 contractors submitted 5,376 expressions of interest to take part in the booster vaccination programme, with 1,454 accepted. Expressions of interest which were not prioritised or designated will be considered again if requirements change and further expressions will be invited should further capacity be required. As of 3 December 2021, 1,336 community pharmacy vaccination sites were actively providing the service.