A COUNCILLOR says she was 'impressed' with the speed and efficiency of a vaccination site in Brighton.

Cllr Carol Theobald received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab at Brighton Racecourse on Thursday.

The Conservative councillor, who also took her 97-year-old mother with her, said she was "very impressed" with the service at the race ground.

It comes a week after the biggest vaccination site in the country opened at the Brighton Centre.

Cllr Theobald said volunteers were "very polite".

She said: "I was very impressed with the service at the Race Ground.

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"I took my mother who will be 98 this year and it was all

so efficient and quick.

"There was plenty of car parking available and there was no queuing, with very polite helpers.

"I am very thankful to the doctors and nurses and all the volunteers.

"I would encourage residents of the city to have the vaccination."

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The circuit, which normally hosts horse racing events, began to administer coronavirus jabs in January.

It came as part of the rollout for the Oxford-AstraZenec vaccine, which was distributed to sites across the county, as part of a national effort to jab 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.