Quiet vaccination session coming to Eastbourne this month

Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session at Shinewater Children’s Centre, Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne BN23 8ED

  • Thursday 17 June 2021, 9.20 am-2.40 pm

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be able to offer a dedicated ‘Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session’ for people requiring their first dose COVID vaccination.  The details are:

  • WHEN: Thursday 17 June 2021, 9.20 am – 2.40 pm
  • WHERE: Shinewater Children’s Centre, Milfoil Drive, Eastbourne BN23 8ED
  • BOOK: By calling or texting Angela on 07880 471568.

This session is being offered to people living in Sussex who are currently eligible for the vaccine and over the age of 40 who would benefit from a quieter and calmer environment, or a longer and more relaxed appointment time. This includes:

  • People with a learning disability
  • Neurodivergent people, including people on the autism spectrum
  • People living with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s

The quiet session at Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne) will offer:

  • Fewer appointments, so less people will be there during the session
  • Longer appointments to give you more time
  • 1:1 nursing care for everyone receiving their vaccination
  • The entire appointment will be on the ground floor
  • Everyone will be offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, so you must be over 40 years old
  • Free transport for anyone who needs it (see below for details)

What will happen when I arrive at the quiet session?

The vaccination will take place in the Shinewater Children’s Centre.

A nurse (who will also have an assistant) will greet each patient at the entrance and support them through the venue to a quiet and private vaccination area.

They will take you through all aspects of the process on a 1:1 basis, including clinical assessment and vaccination.

Each person can bring a carer who can be present throughout their appointment.

Booking information

Bookings can be made by calling or texting Angela on 07880 471568, who will take relevant details and pass on any additional information to the vaccination team to make the journey on the day as smooth as possible. This includes:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your age (you must be over 40 years old to access this session)
  • Your NHS number, if you know this
  • Your GP name and practice
  • Your ethnicity
  • If you have capacity to consent
  • Emergency contact details
  • Your personal access requirements, and anything you want to let the vaccination team know in advance to help support you in the best way they can on the day.
  • To organise a live British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, search for us on the online Community Directory or on the SignLive app.

Getting to the Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne)

Free transport available to people booked onto the quiet vaccination session.

If you need support with transport to get to the Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne) for your appointment during the quiet session, you can call or text the travel team on 07871 603235.

A travel coordinator will ask you a few questions, and will help arrange for you to have a safe COVID-secure journey to the Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne).

If you’re able to travel to the Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne) yourself parking is available on site.

Have any questions or queries?

If you have a question about the quiet session on Thursday 17 June at the Shinewater Children’s Centre (Eastbourne) you can call or text Angela on 07880 471568.