COVID jabs are arriving at a racecourse that will become a vaccination site amid a national effort to fight the virus.

The Pfizer vaccine, is arriving at Brighton Racecourse today, MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle confirmed - although it has to defrost before being made available to the public.

The venue, which normally hosts horse racing events, is set to become one of the four GP-led vaccination services in the area.

It is scheduled to begin giving jabs from Monday but could begin to administer coronavirus jabs from as early as the "end of this week", In a tweet, the Kemptown & Peacehaven MP said: "Vaccination are arriving today and its being set up.

"The Pfizer vaccine takes a little while to defrost and get other arrangements so should be at end of this week/start of next week."

The Pfizer vaccine is one of three jabs which have been approved by regulators for use on people in the United Kingdom.

The Oxford-AstraZenec vaccine is currently distributed to sites across the county, as part of a national effort to vaccinate thousands each day.

People are asked not to contact their GP surgery so practice teams can focus on arranging the vaccinations and provide day to day care for all of their registered patients.