A chemist on Sidcup High Street has become the first community pharmacy in Bexley to administer a Covid-19 vaccine.

Aspire Pharmacy has begun rolling out vaccines to residents in the borough in what the Mayor of Bexley called "another weapon in our arsenal in the fight against the evils of Covid-19."

It is hoped that more chemists across the borough will also now be able to offer the vaccine over the coming months, giving people more choice about where they receive their jabs.

Residents in Sidcup now have the choice between a vaccination centre or the high street pharmacy service.

The Mayor of Bexley, Cllr James Hunt joined the council's leader Teresa O'Neill OBE on Saturday for the lunch of the service.

"I joined the leader Cllr O'Neill this morning to see another weapon in our arsenal in the fight against the evils of Covid-19 in the London borough of Bexley!!

"Our first community pharmacy doing jabs is open in Sidcup!"

Only stores capable of delivering large volumes of the vaccine, while allowing for social distancing, are initially being selected.



The NHS is offering the vaccine to people who are most at risk from coronavirus and will get in touch with you when it's your turn to be vaccinated.

The priority groups receiving the vaccine currently are:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

Regardless of where in Bexley you live, every resident who is in these four priority groups will get their first vaccination by 15 February 2021.