Why travel to Etchingham from Westfield for vaccine?

From: Adam Novotny, Heathlands, Westfield

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 8:00 am
Etchingham Village Hall SUS-150804-091710001

It seems finally after many weeks of waiting that a vaccination centre has been set up in Etchingham.

There is still no confirmation that they actually have any vaccine yet.

It seems crazy that elderly people just outside Hastings in Westfield and Broad Oak will be expected to travel 11 miles to get this vaccine .

There is a vaccination centre just 2 miles from Westfield on the ridge in Hastings but is not being used for Westfield residents.

I live with someone of 83 who is very vulnerable due to age and health conditions such as COPD. He is still waiting for the jab while I know of friends in Kent who are in the over 70 group and already had their first jab.

Everyday I have to work on a site in London which has 400 staff and I’m putting him at risk by not knowing if I’m bringing covid into the house.

It seems the system is failing in vaccination of the most vulnerable and providing a local east to get to vaccination centre. I think this makes interesting reading for the Battle and Rye areas and I’m sure lots of people want answers on vaccinations taking so long for those in need of it

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