AN MP has been phoning his dad "every day" to check if he had got a letter inviting him to get the Covid vaccine.

Peter Kyle said he would "fuss" over his father, as he waited to receive a vaccination invitation.

The Hove and Portslade MP echoed the feelings of a nation, worrying about when his parents would be given the jab, in a lengthy post written on Facebook.

The Labour MP's father is now set to be vaccinated today after being contacted about his appointment.

He said on Facebook: "My dad finally got his letter and he’s booked in for his vaccination over in West Sussex on Friday.

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"Before he got the letter I asked if he was getting worried, he said he had total faith they’d get to him soon and the only thing annoying him was people like me calling every day asking if he had an appointment yet.

"So you see, I can fuss too.

"I’ve been contacted by a lot of people with really challenging circumstances that are outside of the four priority groups.

"Often this involves families that have an extremely vulnerable child whose safety depends on the whole family shielding.

"I’ve asked a lot about this and the difficult truth is that we don’t have enough evidence as to the vaccine effectiveness on children and young people.

"I really hope we get that soon."

The Argus: The Labour MP's father is now set to be vaccinated on Friday after being contacted about his appointmentThe Labour MP's father is now set to be vaccinated on Friday after being contacted about his appointment

Mr Kyle also explained that the largest vaccination programme in NHS history is "making really good progress" in the city.

He also thanked the hundreds of people volunteering at vaccination centres across the county "from the bottom" of his heart.

The post comes after the Brighton Centre, the largest vaccination centre in Sussex, opened its doors for the first time.

Hundreds of people labelled as high priority were pictured queuing outside the building, becoming some of the first in the city to use the facility.

The government are set to decide the next set of priority groups with demands for certain people to be given greater priority in the next phase.

Labour has called for key workers such as teachers to be vaccinated alongside older groups.

Mr Kyle added: "Keir Starmer and Labour believe that we should seize the opportunity that half term presents and vaccinate teachers.

"This would be the foundations of a plan to get schools back up and running but giving teachers security and peace of mind, parents confidence, and students would no long need worry that they could be carrying an infection that could harm the teachers for whom they respect and care about."