EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says we cannot be complacent over Covid.

“Our local health leaders are set to meet the ambition to provide the booster jabs to  80% of those eligible by 19th December.
 
Initial take-up was slow and so walk-in capacity was created to optimise the operation of the vaccine site; in more recent weeks, there has been a surge in requests for appointments.   
 
I am in close communication with the NHS and have called in any delays or diverts people have experienced. The operating model has now been recalibrated and more appointments will come on-stream.  Home visits are now also being prioritised.      
 
It is quite a mission and our vaccine rollout has been a huge success. News of a fourth wave from the continent is a worry and we cannot be complacent, but we have vaccinated the population comprehensively and that work continues.”  
 
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