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retail therapy UK Penneys stores to offer Covid jabs to customers this weekend

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Penneys, called Primark in the UK, will be offering Covid vaccinations to shoppers  Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Penneys, called Primark in the UK, will be offering Covid vaccinations to shoppers Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Penneys, called Primark in the UK, will be offering Covid vaccinations to shoppers Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Covid jabs will be offered to customers of Penneys stores in the UK, where the clothes retailer is named Primark, this weekend. 

The clothing chain has teamed up with the NHS in a bid to help get the rest of the UK vaccinated as cases in some areas, including Northern Ireland, have increased in recent days.

It means those who’ve gone in for clothes splurge ahead of this weekend’s forecast for glorious weather will be able to protect themselves from coronavirus and pick up some shorts and their beach towel at the same time.

English Primark stores in the Trinity Retail Centre in Leeds and Broadmead Shopping Centre in Bristol in England will be the first to offer the vaccinations.

With more restrictions across the UK due to be lifted on Monday, the government and the NHS are pushing to try and get as many people vaccinated as possible in order to prevent another deadly wave of the virus and protect vital health services.

Meanwhile, pop-up clinics are appearing across the uk. In the Tate Modern in London there will even be a DJ playing while people are receiving their jab.

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Penneys uses the brand name Primark outside of Ireland

Penneys uses the brand name Primark outside of Ireland

Penneys uses the brand name Primark outside of Ireland

Dr Nikki Kanani, medical director for primary care at the NHS, 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."

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