New opportunity for pharmacies to become COVID-19 vaccination sites

NHS England and NHS Improvement have identified where there is a need for more provision of pharmacy Local Vaccination Service sites and are therefore opening the designation process again to all pharmacy contractors who may be able to provide a service

Apply by the deadline date of 28th February. Only successful applications will be responded to; being informed by the 12th March.


NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) have issued a call for new applications from pharmacy contractors to become COVID-19 vaccination sites.

The opportunity comes under the same terms as the current Local Enhanced Service (LES) agreement, with contractors needing to be able to provide at least 1000 vaccines per week.

NHSE&I are also seeking expressions of interest from contractors who could provide up to 400 vaccines per week. These sites may be considered where a site offering 1000 vaccines per week is unlikely to be viable, or where an additional site would offer significant benefits for specific patient cohorts.

Details are explained in the following NHSE&I letter: