BRIGHTON and Sussex hospitals will be among the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine when it is rolled out, it has been revealed.

The Government revealed the locations of its Covid-19 vaccine hubs after the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine was approved yesterday.

More than 50 hubs will be set up across the country at NHS Trusts, allowing an easy way for people to get the vaccine at a centralised location.

It comes as The Argus revealed that The Brighton Centre “has been identified as one of the larger” vaccination sites.

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A council spokesman said: “The NHS across Sussex is preparing to be ready to deliver Covid-19 vaccinations.

“A priority in all planning is to ensure that it is as easy as possible for eligible people to access a vaccination. The NHS, working with other partners, will deliver the vaccine through a network of locations, for example to vulnerable and housebound people in their own homes, at community clinics and at large scale sites.

“The Brighton Centre has been identified as one of the larger sites where a vaccination centre could be set up to support this programme and planning is ongoing. Site locations will be confirmed once plans are finalised.”

It has have been reported that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust could receive vaccines as early as next week.

Those in care homes and aged 80 and over are expected to get the jab first, potentially being vaccinated this month.

As well as the vaccination hubs, vaccines are also expected to be available in hospitals, from GP surgeries and care homes.

The NHS is also recruiting some 30,000 volunteers to help roll out the vaccine.

These are the hospitals that will be the first to recieve the vaccine:

  1. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
  2. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  3. Cambridge University Hospitals
  4. Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  5. Countess of Chester Hospital
  6. Croydon University Hospital
  7. Dartford and Gravesham Hospitals
  8. Dorset County Hospitals
  9. East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals
  10. East Kent Hospitals
  11. East Suffolk and North Essex Hospitals
  12. Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  13. Gloucestershire Hospitals
  14. Great Western Hospitals
  15. Guys & St Thomas NHS Trust
  16. James Paget University Hospitals
  17. Kings College Hospital
  18. Princess Royal University Hospital, Kings
  19. Lancashire Teaching Hospital
  20. Leeds Teaching Hospital
  21. Leicester Partnership NHS Trust
  22. Liverpool University Hospitals
  23. Medway NHS Foundation Trust
  24. Mid and South Essex Hospitals
  25. Milton Keynes University Hospital
  26. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  27. Northampton General Hospital
  28. North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  29. North West Anglia Foundation Trust
  30. Nottingham University Hospitals
  31. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  32. Portsmouth Hospital University
  33. Royal Cornwall Hospitals
  34. Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  35. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  36. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  37. Sherwood Forest Hospitals
  38. Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
  39. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
  40. St George's University Hospitals
  41. The Newcastle Upon Type Hospitals
  42. University College Hospitals
  43. University Hospitals Birmingham
  44. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire
  45. University Hospitals Derby Burton
  46. University Hospitals of North Midlands
  47. University Hospitals Plymouth
  48. United Lincolnshire Hospitals
  49. Walsall Healthcare
  50. West Hertfordshire Hospitals
  51. Wirral University Teaching Hospital
  52. Worcestershire Acute Hospitals
  53. Yeovil District Hospital