Report by Andy Dickenson
A new vaccine centre has today opened in Eastbourne, as the vaccine programme across the south east ramps up by administering thousands of jabs.
Nearly 6 million people have so far been given a Covid vaccine across the UK.
Around 800 patients will be vaccinated here by the evening, the repurposed sports hall set to open 12 hours a day, every day for the foreseeable future.
Mary and John Carden were among the first to use it.
The vaccinations being given by appointment only - a shot in the arm for the individual's protection and our collective recovery.