Chichester’s large-scale vaccination centre has moved to a purpose built venue in Northgate

Chichester’s large-scale vaccination centre has moved from Westgate Leisure to a purpose built venue in Northgate car park.

The new site, which is adjacent to the Chichester Festival Theatre in the city centre, will be able to vaccinate people with booked appointments, or those who just want to walk in, from 8.30am.

Anyone who has an appointment booked at Westgate on or after Friday 24 September will be contacted by text message and email and informed about the change of location for their vaccination. The date and time of the appointment should remain the same.

The new centre will also continue to offer walk in vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds.

The Westgate vaccination centre was opened on Thursday 18 February by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. At its peak it delivered up to 1,000 vaccinations a day and the team there has given over 120,000 first and second dose vaccinations since opening.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I’m so proud of the part that SCFT is playing in the vaccination programme across Sussex. I know that our amazing team of staff and volunteers will continue to offer the same great service to residents from Chichester, and beyond, in our new home at Northgate.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported our vaccination efforts in Chichester, including those working behind the scenes, for making the move from Westgate to Northgate as smooth as possible. I would also like to extend our thanks to Chichester District Council and Everyone Active for hosting our vaccination centre at Westgate Leisure Centre for the last seven months.

“Even though we’ve moved, all booked appointments remain valid and it’s really important that if you have one, you still attend for your first or second jab.”

More information can be found at bit.ly/chi-move

To book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment call 119, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or walk in anytime between 8.30am and 7pm.