A mass vaccination centre in south Essex is set to close at the end of the month.

Mill Hall, in Rayleigh, will stop offering coronavirus vaccines after October 31.

Rochford Council made the announcement today after the NHS said it no longer required the building.

Vaccines will continue to be offered across the Rochford district by GP surgeries and pharmacies.

Rochford Council leader Simon Wootton said: “I would like to thank NHS colleagues for their incredible hard work these past months in the roll out of thousands of COVID19 vaccinations to the local community.

“I am pleased that the Council was able to play its part in this by making the Mill Arts and Events Centre available for this vital service.

“The district remains well served, with local testing sites in the car parks at the Freight House in Rochford, Clements Hall in Hockley and The Rayleigh Leisure Centre, and our GP practices continuing to deliver vaccinations in both Rochford and Rayleigh.”

Mill Hall was set up as a mass vaccine centre back in February having spent much of the pandemic closed to the public.

It is currently offering walk-in appointments for people needing the Pfizer vaccine. 

For more information, visit eput.nhs.uk.