More LloydsPharmacy stores are to get travel clinics, parent company McKesson UK has announced. The service, which was piloted in 40 LloydsPharmacy branches in 2018, and is now available in approximately 60 stores, will be rolled out to around 120 stores over the next 12 months.
The private service costs £20 for a telephone consultation with a specialist travel nurse and then, if necessary, customers will receive vaccinations in store from a trained pharmacist.
“Our LloydsPharmacy service makes it easy to make the best use of time; the telephone consultation undertaken by a travel nurse takes under half an hour after which you receive a travel brief with appropriate advice on travel vaccines required and/or advised,” says Anna Ruthven, head of services for McKesson UK. “You can then arrange to receive the vaccination at a LloydsPharmacy near where you live or work. With extended opening hours, LloydsPharmacy in Sainsbury’s is another option and if a traveller would rather see a nurse face to face, we can arrange that too, at a MASTA clinic."