More than 89,000 people have had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Brighton and Hove.

NHS data shows the number of residents in each of the three constituencies of Brighton and Hove who have had one dose of the vaccine.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 9:30 pm

Figures from the NHS England reveal that up to March 7 across the three Brighton and Hove constituencies of Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion and Hove, a total of 89,086 people have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

In the Brighton Kemptown constituency, a total of 31,976 have had the first dose of the vaccine, with 26,340 in the Brighton Pavilion constituency, and 30,770 in Hove.

The total jabs given in Sussex is now more than 750,000, according to the NHS Brighton and Hove CCG and people aged 50 and over are now being offered the vaccine.

People waiting in line for their vaccine outside the Brighton Centre this week

People aged 50 and over can book appointments at the Brighton Centre by clicking here or you can wait to be contacted by your GP.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens said: “Just 100 days since the NHS gave the world’s first COVID jab outside of clinical trials, our vaccine programme passes another milestone as we now invite everyone aged 50 and over to book their vaccination.”

Healthcare teams continue to urge anyone yet to be vaccinated to take up the offer as around two million additional text messages go out from today with a link allowing people also to pick a convenient slot at an NHS vaccine centre, or pharmacy-led service through the national booking service website.

People who cannot go online can call the service on 119.

The text alerts will be followed up with 2.4 million letters landing on doorsteps later in the week.

The NHS has already delivered a vaccine to more than 20 million people in England as supplies have flowed since early December, with the NHS committed to offering vaccinations as quickly as available supply allows in the coming weeks.