Data published today by NHS England showed that 288,211 vaccinations were delivered in Sussex up to 31 January, with 85,702 delivered in the last week of that period.
The figures showed that 96,189 people over the age of 80 in Sussex had received their first dose. This is the fifth highest total in England and all the more impressive in the context that Sussex has one of the highest over 80s populations in the country.
By 31 January, 86% of over 80s had received their first dose, along with 78% of the 75-79 population and 23% of those aged 70-74. In addition, over 100,000 people under the age of 70 have been vaccinated, predominantly eligible health and social care workers.
The NHS in Sussex remains on track to have offered the vaccine to everyone in the first four priority groups by mid-February, in line with the national target.
We know that people want to know more about the vaccination programme and how it will affect them and their loved-ones.
To help us get information out to people and deal with the high volume of enquiries that we are receiving, we are regularly updating our FAQs on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website, to address common questions and queries.
Please help us to share these so people can get the information they need quickly and easily.
Stakeholder briefings are issued every Tuesday and Thursday to provide an update on the COVID-19 response across the local NHS system, in particular the vaccination programme. They provide the latest information on the number and location of vaccination services in the local area.
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.
Thank you for your support in helping to keep our local communities updated and informed about this fast-moving and unprecedented vaccination programme.