The NHS in Sussex is on track to have vaccinated in all care homes for older people by the end of the week.
We expect to have vaccinated all care homes with residents over the age of 65 years old by Sunday 24 January. Although it should be noted that there may remain a handful that need to be rescheduled if, for example, they experience an outbreak of illness. In addition, we are working to have vaccinated in all care homes for other residents in Sussex by mid-February.
Vaccination teams have plans in place as part of their operating procedures to cover those residents that are unwell, or were unable to have a vaccine, at the initial visit.
Vaccines are being delivered through the GP-led local vaccination services and by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) vaccination teams.
All patients registered with a GP in Sussex have now been allocated to one of the GP-led local vaccination services and will contacted when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. GPs have been working together in local groups to arrange the vaccination of their patients, usually at one shared location.
A further three GP-led local vaccination services have gone live this week in the latest stage of the phased roll-out of the vaccine. Thousands more people have been vaccinated at GP-led sites across Sussex since Monday.
Sussex resident Janet reflects on her experience of her COVID-19 vaccination last weekend as further GP-led vaccination services went live. All GP practices in Sussex now have arrangements in place for the vaccination of their patients.
Much more information about the vaccination programme is available on our website, including details of the services available in each area, latest data, stakeholder briefings, answers to frequently asked questions and links to all the national leaflets and materials.
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