Joining the fight against Coronavirus

Vaccination centre

Lalys Pharmacy is one of the first in Portsmouth to open a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination centre.

Staff and volunteers, including veterans and customers, have been organising and managing the two-station vaccination centre behind the city centre branch of Lalys Pharmacy on Guildhall Square since the end of January and carried out over 1,500 vaccinations in the first two weeks.

‘We are very proud that our Guildhall Walk branch has been asked to contribute to the national drive for COVID-19 vaccinations,’ says Mr Baldev Laly, founder and Director of Lalys Pharmacy. ‘To be asked to stand alongside colleagues in the Primary Care Network who instantly responded and have been administering the vaccine so efficiently since the end of last year, is a great compliment. If it weren’t for their hard work, establishing systems and putting in place procedures we are now following, we would not be able to play our part.’

‘However, we do ask the public to recognise our staff and pharmacists have absolutely no control or influence over booking appointments. We will only be vaccinating people who have come to us by invitation and have the information required, so people should not just turn up at our store which is needed to see help people with minor ailments and in need of prescriptions.’

See how The News has followed our journey through the links below:


11th January    Pharmacies across Portsmouth and Hampshire back campaign calling on government to use them for Covid-19 vaccine roll out | The News

15th January    Portsmouth pharmacy shortlisted to become one of UK’s first chemists to issue Covid vaccine | The News

28th January    Portsmouth pharmacy starts giving Covid-19 vaccine but bosses stress only those with an appointment should attend | The News

12th February  Portsmouth pharmacy Lalys reaches 1,500-vaccination milestone after joining country’s Covid-19 inoculation drive | The News

22nd April Coronavirus in Portsmouth: More than 100,000 people receive at least first jab in city with Gosport, Fareham, Havant and East Hampshire taking total to 360,000 | The News

22nd April