Local MP Sally-Ann hart has spoken out this afternoon correcting what she describes as “misinformation and inaccurate rumour” being spread in the community.
Mrs Hart says: “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 December 8th.
“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 1,700 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. 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 Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the MHRA.”
Mrs Hart points out that these are ‘early days’ of a massive logistical effort to roll out this vaccine involving the Resilience Forum, Army, NHS, and local authorities: “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 Covid-19, and locally we are firing on all cylinders to ensure we a can deliver the vaccines to everyone as quickly and safely as possible.”