Brighton and Sussex hospitals to be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved yesterday

It has been revealed by The Argus that The Brighton Centre has been recognised as one of the largest vaccination sites. This comes after the government released the locations of the vaccine hubs after the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine had been approved yesterday.

It has been said that more than 50 hubs will be set up throughout the country, hopefully allowing a more efficient and easy way to allow people to get the vaccine.

It’s been revealed that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust might receive vaccines by next week.

People in care homes and aged 80 and over will be the first to get the vaccine.

A council spokesperson told The Argus: “A priority in all planning is to ensure that it is as easy as possible for eligible people to access a vaccination. The NHS, working with other partners, will deliver the vaccine through a network of locations, for example to vulnerable and housebound people in their own homes, at community clinics and at large scale sites.

“The Brighton Centre has been identified as one of the larger sites where a vaccination centre could be set up to support this programme and planning is ongoing. Site locations will be confirmed once plans are finalised.”

30,000 volunteers are also being recruited by the NHS to help with the vaccine.