Coronavirus UK news – Asda becomes first SUPERMARKET to give vaccines as study show covid infections are coming down

ASDA has become the first UK supermarket to offer coronavirus jabs in store.

The first patient was a 78-year-old woman was given the jab by in-store pharmacy staff.

Vaccinations with the Pfizer/BioNTech injection were being rolled out from the superstore in Cape Hill, Smethwick, in the West Midlands, on Thursday, with up to 240 jabs a day set to be given.

The news comes as scientists from Imperial College London updated a study to reveal that covid infections are falling and the country’s R-rate is now below one after earlier claiming they weren’t.

The updated findings reveal the success of the latest lockdown and may even show the first impact of the vaccines taking hold.

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