The latest vaccine figures for Rye and Battle

The vaccination team administering jabs to people living in rural Rother have provided an update on the progress of the rollout.

Wednesday, 10th February 2021, 2:44 pm

People living in rural Rother, including Rye, Battle and all in between, are currently receiving their vaccines at the Etchingham Village Hall.

According to the Northiam and Broad Oak Surgery, 87 per cent of patients over the age of 85 have received their first jabs.

The surgery said 92 per cent of 80 to 85-year-olds, 88 per cent of 75 to 80-year-olds and 82 per cent of 70 to 75-year-olds have also received their first dose.

Etchingham Village Hall

The programme to vaccinate all housebound patients has also been completed.

Those aged over 70 who have not yet received a jab have been told to book an appointment at one of the larger vaccination centres by calling 119.

The next group to received vaccines at Etchingham will be those aged between 65 and 69. Northiam and Broad Oak said these appointments cannot yet be booked but they expect the go-ahead from NHS England in the next few days. Patients will then be contacted to book their appointments.