The first pharmacies in the South West are starting to vaccinate people in priority groups.
Five chemists in Bristol, Christchurch, Gloucester, Poole and Weston-super-Mare are offering appointments to people who have received a vaccination invitation.
They join the three vaccination centres, 22 hospitals and 112 GP-led sites across the region.
Nationally, 200 pharmacies plan to deliver vaccines by the end of the month, NHS England said.
The sites opening in the South West are:
- Superdrug, Broadmead, Bristol
- Wallisdown Pharmacy, Wallisdown Road, Poole
- Locking Pharmacy, Locking, Weston-Super-Mare is delivering vaccines from The Radio Wing, McCrae Road
- Boots Pharmacy, Eastgate Street, Gloucester,
- The Grove Pharmacy, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch
People will be sent a letter inviting them to make an appointment through a new national booking service or they can wait to be contacted by their GP.
'Safe, efficient service'
They will then be given a choice between a vaccination centre or a pharmacy.
Stephen Brown, chief pharmacist of NHS Improvement South West, said pharmacies were experienced at providing a "safe, efficient service" as they do with flu vaccines every year."
It is not possible to receive the vaccine without a letter or an appointment.