I offer an explanation as to why only 36% of people aged 50 and over in Hastings have received an extra ‘jab’

From: Erica Barrett, The Ridge, Hastings

Friday, 10th December 2021, 7:12 am
Updated Friday, 10th December 2021, 7:12 am
Vacines should be easier to get in Hastings

I offer a possible explanation as to why ‘only 36% of people aged 50 and over in Hastings have received an extra ‘jab’, as you report.

Could it be because 64% of the appointments offered have been for geographically ridiculous places for Hastings’ residents?

My wheelchair-bound cousin was given an appointment in Canterbury; a friend was allocated to Tilling Green, another to Ticehurst and another to Brighton.

Just 4 examples of a system that is so obviously faulty one would think that even somebody in the NHS appointments system might have noticed.

If the NHS is serious about giving all over-50s a booster vaccine it needs to study a map of the borough of Hastings and match residents to their local venue. Otherwise the uptake will remain worrying low and Covid numbers will continue to rise.

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