The Covid vaccine could be offered in fast-food restaurant car parks to ensure high uptake in at-risk groups.
The suggestion came as Government advisers warn that poor, obese, men and ethnic minorities are at more risk of being admitted to hospital by the disease.
This could involve GPs phoning or writing to patients within these groups to personally invite them for a vaccine or taking the jab to places where they gather.
Professor Robert Dingwall, of the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation, said these groups would particularly benefit from the vaccine, adding: ‘The NHS and local public health teams should adopt measures – tailored to their area – to ensure a high uptake among these groups and that they do not get left behind.
‘It’s about making the vaccine easily accessible. Having a vaccination marquee in a business park with fast-food outlets may be one way to do it.’