Vaccine bus halts jabs after being targeted by anti-lockdown protesters

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A vaccination bus has stopped administering jabs after anti-lockdown protestors targeted the vehicle.

Demonstrators surrounded the mobile vaccination site in Hove on Sunday and cheered as the vehicle drove away.

Covid conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn, the brother of Jeremy Corbyn, was filmed shouting 'clear off you disgusting specimens' as the bus left the scene.

The 74-year-old also took his megaphone into the city centre to spread his bizarre theories, but he was soon drowned out by England fans chanting 'it's coming home'.

One supporter even got his hands on Mr Corbyn's megaphone and used it to sing Three Lions.

A passerby said: "You couldn't make out what he was going on about.

Piers Corbyn shouted 'clear off you disgusting specimens' as the bus drove away
(Image: Alamy Live News.)

"He was with a woman who seemed to be dressed as a mermaid wearing a crown and carrying a stuffed pink unicorn.

"It was all very boisterous but good-natured, he took it well and, in the end, he just gave up".

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG announced that vaccinations on Hove Lawns were postponed "to ensure that everyone is able to receive their vaccine safely and without any pressure put upon them".

(Image: Alamy Live News.)

The healthcare provider said its staff "experienced disruption during the anti-lockdown measures protest in the city".

According to Metro, a spokesman said: "We are very sorry to announce that there has been a change to vaccination services in the city today.

"Whilst giving people first and second vaccinations at Hove Lawns yesterday, the mobile team experienced disruption during the anti-lockdown measures protest in the city.

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"To ensure that everyone is able to receive their vaccine safely and without any pressure put upon them, we are postponing the Hove Lawns vaccination service today."

Vaccinations were still available elsewhere in the city.

Brighton and Hove council leader Phelim Mac Cafferty, said: "As we have rising cases, it is incredibly disappointing to see the irresponsible actions of a few putting in danger the many.

"We reaffirm our city's need to keep our population safe and we won't be deterred from our important vaccination programme by the acts of cowards spreading misinformation.

"We encourage everyone to take up both vaccinations at the earliest point they can. Our proud tradition as a city is that we work against adversity and we won't be deterred from fighting the pandemic together."

Brighton and Hove has experienced a sharp rise in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, with the area recording 423.5 cases per 100,000 people for the seven days to July 5, according to data analysis by the PA news agency.

A walk-in vaccination service will continue to be available at Brighton Racecourse from 2.30pm to 6.30pm and will be open to all today.

There will also be walk-in services every day, including at the Brighton Centre from 8.30am today.

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