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.”