Every adult is now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccination, and we are working to make sure everyone has the chance to get vaccinated against the virus.
The government may lift COVID-19 restrictions on 19 July if they think it’s safe and the more of us that have had the vaccine, the more likely that is to happen.
There are now lots of ways you can have your first dose – by booking online, calling 119 or going to one of the walk in sessions in your local community.
At the same time, if you are due your second dose – some people are able to bring this forward to eight weeks so check that out, and when it is your turn, please come forward.
It is important to remember – the vaccine is free, it is quick and easy, and you can arrange it today!
More than 30 walk in sessions are happening across our communities this weekend.
Friday 02 July – Brighton Racecourse
Friday 02 July – St Peter’s Church
Saturday 03 July – Hove Lawns
Saturday 03 July – Brighton Racecourse
Sunday 04 July – Hove Lawns
Sunday 04 July – Waitrose Brighton (car park)
Sunday 04 July – Brighton Racecourse
Sunday 04 July – Brighton Racecourse
Friday 02 July – Eastbourne, near entrance to Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade
Friday 02 July – Rye Tilling Green Centre
Saturday 03 July – Eastbourne, The Beacon Shopping Centre
Saturday 03 July – Rye Tilling Green Centre
Saturday 03 July – St Leonards Medical Centre
Sunday 04 July – Eastbourne, Hampden Park Surgery
Sunday 04 July – Hastings, St Matthew’s Church Hall
Sunday 04 July – Rye Tilling Green Centre
Friday 02 July – Haywards Heath, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road
Friday 02 July – Worthing, Charmandean Centre
Saturday 03 July – Angmering, Angmering Community Centre
Saturday 03 July – Worthing, Durrington Health Centre
Saturday 03 July – Crawley, Apple Tree Centre Hindu Temple
Saturday 03 July – Haywards Heath, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road
Sunday 04 July – Storrington, The Glebe Surgery
Sunday 04 July – Worthing, Charmandean Centre
There’s no need to book for these sessions, simply turn up with some ID and your NHS number if you know it.
There’s a full list of all the walk-in sessions on our website.
If you prefer to get a date in the diary, you can book now either online or by calling 119.
You can see where available appointments are, with the recommended vaccine type for you.
Bookings made through the website and 119 need to be managed through these, if you need to make any changes.
You may also be contacted by your local GP vaccination service if they are not on the national website.
Getting your second dose is really important to make sure you have the highest level of protection.
Studies have found the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be 96% effective against hospitalisation after two doses, while the Oxford-AstraZenaca is 92% effective.
People aged 40 and over are now able to have their second jab from eight weeks after their first – moving it forward from the original 12 week period. This extends the group after people aged 50 and over were able to do this last month.
If you have booked your appointments through the national booking system, you can use the website or call 119 to move your second dose forward.
If you had your first vaccination from a GP led team, you will be contacted as quickly as possible to rearrange your second dose.
Whether you are moving it forward, or have an appointment booked, everyone is urged to attend their second dose appointment.
If you have no way to get to your vaccination appointment then you may be able to get a free return journey.
Book your vaccine appointment and then contact our travel coordinators to see what is possible.
The booking service is available Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 5pm.
All adults aged 50 and over in the UK are likely to be eligible for a third booster dose of a Covid vaccine in the autumn
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation interim advice is that any potential COVID-19 booster programme should be offered in 2 stages from September, starting with those most at risk from serious disease.
This includes care home residents, people aged over 70, frontline health and social care workers, clinically extremely vulnerable adults and those who are immunosuppressed.
In Stage 2, the following groups are recommended to be offered a booster dose as soon as practicable after Stage 1, with equal emphasis on the flu vaccine where eligible:
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.