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16th Jul 2021

Primark offering Covid vaccines to shoppers this weekend in UK

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Penneys really has it all.

We all know how it goes, you go into Penneys for one thing and come out with €200 worth of things you don’t need, well you can now add a Covid vaccine to that trip.

Shoppers in some Primark stores in the UK will be able to get their Covid jab while picking up some summer clothes this weekend.

Primark stores in Leeds and Bristol are becoming pop-up vaccine centres this weekend as the NHS announced two of the stores will be giving out first doses of the vaccine.

Shoppers in Broadmead Shopping Centre in Bristol and the Trinity retail centre in Leeds are the two Primark locations you’ll be able to get your jab.

NHS medical director for primary care Dr Nikki Kanani said: “You can pop into Primark, enjoy the sun in the park, and explore the art at the Tate, while also protecting yourself and your loved ones by getting a vaccine this weekend.

“From high street shops to mosques and sports grounds, our incredible staff together with our wonderful volunteers are doing all they can to make sure it is easier than ever for people, particularly young adults, to get protected.”

As restrictions in the UK are set to lift on Monday, the government are aiming to get as many people vaccinated as possible to maximise protection.

With a series of pop-up clinics showing up across the country, they are aiming to get those who have not taken up their vaccine offer to get it now.

Parks across south west London will also have pop-up clinics, with Greenwich Park participating too and Liverpool’s Sefton Park.

The Tate Modern art gallery on London’s Bankside is where the real party is when it comes to these pop-up clinics as a DJ will be playing some tunes while you get jabbed this evening.