Clicks and Dis-Chem plan to offer Covid-19 vaccines
SA’s two biggest pharmacy chains, Clicks Group and Dis-Chem Pharmacies, plan to offer Covid-19 shots at their stores and provide storage and distribution facilities in the vaccine rollout programme once the government provides more details, reported Reuters (8 January 2021).
Dis-Chem will offer the vaccines at all its clinics nationwide. Dis-Chem has distribution facilities across SA and three large warehouses with cold-chain storage that can keep vaccines at temperatures of between 2°C and 8°C.
Clicks said its network is immediately ready for the distribution and administration of vaccines. It has
nurses and pharmacists in stores poised to support the implementation.