A big week of vaccination in Brighton as Churchill Square vaccination service opens for walk-ins

The Churchill Square vaccination service in Brighton’s city centre has resumed its walk-in vaccination service.

The centre, which is run by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, has been been providing first, second and booster vaccinations, and is now able to offer walk in vaccinations as well as booked appointments.

A big week of vaccination in Brighton as Churchill Square vaccination service opens for walk-ins

The team temporarily paused walk-in vaccinations in December in order to increase the capacity for booked appointments but are now able to offer the flexible option for people who are yet to have their jab.

Anyone aged 16 and over can now attend the Churchill Square Vaccination Centre for a first, second or booster vaccination without the need for a booked appointment, however appointments are still available on the national booking service as well, either through the website or by calling 119.

Booked appointments are also available for 12 to 15 year olds. The centre is open between 08:30 – 19:30 every day.

It comes as a big week of walk in vaccinations across Brighton and Hove starts today, Friday 14 January, to make it as easy as possible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

The big push comes as 76% of Brighton’s eligible population have now received their booster vaccination but thousands are still yet to come forward for a first or second dose.

The NHS in Sussex is urging anyone who is yet to have their Covid-19 vaccination to do so as soon as possible. NHS leaders in Sussex are stressing the importance of vaccination amid a continued increase in cases across communities.

Walk in sessions are taking place across Brighton and Hove over the weekend and into next week – see dates and locations on our Walk-in vaccination page.

A spokesperson for the Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme said:
“We’re really pleased with the turn out so far for booster vaccinations and our teams have worked incredibly hard over the past few weeks to really ramp up the number of available sessions for people to get their jab.

“But there is still work to be done, and now isn’t the time for complacency. Currently 248,000 people in Sussex are still yet to have a first vaccination, so the task now is to ensure anyone who has not yet done so, is able to get a vaccination easily – whether it is a first, second or booster jab. We have lots of capacity for everyone to come forward.

“If you’d rather have a booked appointment, lots of appointments are still available in the day time, evenings and weekends at multiple vaccination sites across Sussex. Go to the National Booking Service website or call 119 to arrange your vaccination appointment.”

If you are due a vaccination but you’re unable to get to your appointment, free transport is available.

Find out more about the transport services.