Hove Lawns vaccination service postponed after protest yesterday

A joint statement on behalf of the NHS and Brighton & Hove City Council 

We are sorry to announce that there has been a change to vaccination services in the city today (11 July).

Whilst giving people first and second vaccinations at Hove Lawns yesterday, the mobile team experienced disruption during the anti lockdown measures protest in the city.

To ensure that everyone is able to receive their vaccine safely and without any pressure put upon them, we are postponing the Hove Lawns vaccination service today (11 July).

A walk in vaccination service will continue to be available at Brighton Racecourse from 2.30pm to 6.30pm and everyone will be able to attend there tomorrow. No appointments are necessary and it is free, quick and easy.

If you are unable to get to Brighton Racecourse today for the afternoon vaccination session, free transport is available from City Cabs – simply call 01273 205205 to arrange.

There will also be walk in services every day next week, including at the Brighton Centre every day next week starting from 8.30am on Monday morning.

We continue to be fully committed to the roll out of the vaccination programme and ensuring that everyone in the city is able to access their vaccination.

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, Leader of the Council said:

“As we have rising cases, it is incredibly disappointing to see the irresponsible actions of a few putting in danger the many. We reaffirm our city’s need to keep our population safe and we won’t be deterred from our important vaccination programme by the acts of cowards spreading misinformation.

“We encourage everyone to take up both vaccinations at the earliest point they can. Our proud tradition as a city is that we work against adversity and we won’t be deterred from fighting the pandemic together.”