By Matteo Castia
Walmart Inc.'s U.K. business Asda Group Ltd. said Wednesday that it will start providing in-store Covid-19 vaccinations at one of its stores in Birmingham, England, from Jan. 25, with the potential for expansion to further locations.
The British supermarket, whose sale to private equity firm TDR Capital LLP and the billionaire Issa brothers is scheduled for completion in the first half of this year, said the National Health Service England selected one of Asda's pharmacies in Birmingham to operate a vaccination center.
"The site is the first Asda pharmacy to be approved to support the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine program and Asda is continuing to work with Public Health England and NHS England to assess other sites within its estate that could support this program," Asda said.
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