Chesterfield’s Casa Hotel has been given the green light by the government to become a local vaccination centre.
Working alongside PCT Healthcrare, the Derbyshire property will begin its role in the nationwide vaccination efforts from 1 February.
Steve Perez, owner at the hotel, ensured that the establishment has efficient resources and experience to negate any possible issues.
He said: “We are used to being a 24 hour operation so that poses no issues to us. We have the resources between us.
“We have a big car park, lots of space and being a modern building. We are very accessible, including toilets which is very important to the elderly. Instead of waiting in line on a cold pavement, waiting before and after the vaccination can be done in the warmth, under cover.”
The partnership have also supported the Chesterfield Champions initiative, a network of nearly 190 organisations in the area supporting the marketing and economic growth of the Derbyshire town.
Darryl Dethick, head of business transformation at PCT, said: “It’s great to be able to work together and support each other in helping to protect our local community.
“Community Pharmacy is really well placed to help look after the health needs of the local population and our pharmacists and teams are really excited about being able to be part of the national vaccination campaign.”