Covid vaccination: Hove jab unit shuts after protest

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image captionA mobile vaccine tract astatine Hove Lawns has been paused aft unit "experienced disruption"

A vaccination work has temporarily unopen aft disruption by protesters opposed to coronavirus restrictions.

The mobile work successful Hove, East Sussex, was paused to guarantee radical tin get the jab "safely and without pressure," a section NHS assemblage said.

Surge investigating is nether mode successful Brighton and Hove owed to a emergence successful Covid cases.

Council person Phélim Mac Cafferty said it was "incredibly disappointing to spot the irresponsible actions of a fewer putting successful information the many".

"We reaffirm our city's request to support our colonisation harmless and we won't beryllium deterred from our important vaccination programme by the acts of cowards spreading misinformation," the Green Party councillor said.

Footage posted connected societal media appeared to amusement protesters chanting arsenic a vaccine autobus near Hove Lawns, escorted by police.

NHS Brighton and Hove said unit connected the mobile portion had "experienced disruption" during an anti-lockdown protestation connected Saturday, and the work would stay closed connected Sunday.

It said it continued to beryllium "fully committed to the rotation retired of the vaccination programme and ensuring that everyone successful the metropolis is capable to entree their vaccination".

A walk-in session continued astatine Brighton Racecourse connected Sunday and a escaped taxi work was disposable for anyone incapable to marque the journey, it said.

Sussex Police said the vaccine session successful Hove had closed for the time by the clip protesters arrived, and cipher was prevented from receiving a vaccine connected Saturday.

"The officers contiguous engaged with those taking portion successful the protest, and the unit moving astatine the vaccine clinic, to guarantee the information of each persons present," the unit said.

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