Vaccine Rollout Update
Many residents have been in touch with me enquiring about the local roll out of the Covid19 vaccines in our area.
I want to provide an update to local residents as there appears to be a lot of misinformation and inaccurate rumour being spread.
Vaccines are being delivered to residents in Hastings and Rye and have been since the 8th December 2020.
Last week the Conquest Hospital went live as a Hospital Hub delivering the Pfizer vaccine, and by the middle of this week had already given 1700 jabs to frontline NHS staff and care workers.
Today a vaccine hub went live at The Hastings Centre on The Ridge (opposite the Conquest Hospital) in Hastings. This is another massive step forward in the roll out of the vaccine.
All of this comes on top of the good news today that a third Covid19 vaccine (Moderna) has been approved by the MHRA.
These are the early days of a massive logistical effort involving the Resilience Forum, Army, NHS, and local authorities to roll out this vaccine programme. There are bound to bumpy starts to this, but in the coming weeks more and more people will be getting the vaccine in our area in greater numbers.
Please do not believe the stories and rumours being spread that we are not receiving vaccine in our area and that no one has yet had it – this simply is not true.
We are in the final throes of this fight against Covid19, and locally we are firing on all cylinders to ensure we a can deliver the vaccines to everyone as quickly and safely as possible.