It’s Christmas at The Crumbles for anyone who needs their COVID-19 vaccination

As vaccination services across Sussex have been going above and beyond, one service is opening on Christmas Day and Boxing Day to make sure people can access vaccinations this weekend.

The Crumbles (Sovereign Harbour Community Centre) is opening both days in the morning to offer booked appointments for boosters, and walk in vaccinations for 1st and 2nd vaccinations.

Appointments have been available on the National Booking Service website and 119 – and more than 153 people are currently booked in for the clinic on Christmas Day.

You have to book in advance and appointments don’t show on the same day.

It comes as all services have worked to open for longer and increase the number of appointments they are making available to offer a booster to all eligible adults by the start of January.

South Downs Health and Care, which runs the site at The Crumbles as well as providing vaccinations at pop up clinics and home visits has vaccinated 21,100 people in last 10 days.

Last weekend alone they completed 7,682 vaccines across all their services and 5,576 at The Crumbles.

In addition to this weekend, there are lots of appointments available for next week – the advice from the NHS is don’t delay and arrange your COVID-19 vaccination today.