Thousands of appointments are available for 12-15s ready for a COVID-19 vaccination

Over the next three weeks, thousands of appointments are available across Sussex for 12 to 15 year olds who are ready for their COVID-19 vaccination.

The appointments, available at vaccination services in Eastbourne, Chichester, Brighton and Worthing can be booked through the national booking website or by calling 119.

There are also walk-in sessions taking place in various locations specifically for anyone aged between 12 and 15 to receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccination.

No appointment is needed at these sessions and families can simply turn up, receive advice and information, and vaccination. Anyone aged between 12 and 15 must be accompanied by a parent or carer to receive their vaccination.

Both of these options is in addition to sessions that are taking place in every secondary school in Sussex to offer vaccinations to teenagers. Families will receive direct communications from schools to share the dates and consent forms for these sessions. The schools vaccination team is also planning catch up sessions for half term and these will be shared again via schools.

A spokesperson for Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Programme said:

“We’re really pleased to be able to offer such a range of ways for young people to be able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

“We know that there are thousands of 12 to 15 year olds now ready for a second jab, and there are also many who missed out on their first vaccination as they had COVID at the end of last year and they couldn’t have it at the time of their school visit or a local clinic.

“By offering so many available appointments to book and the walk in sessions, as well as the second phase of school visits, we hope as many young people will be able to receive their vaccination and this vital protection as possible.

“By getting both jabs, people aged between 12 and 15 are reducing their chances of catching COVID and becoming unwell with it, whether they have already had it or not.

“There is lots of information on our website for anyone who would like more information about the vaccinations before going ahead.”

See a full list of specific walk-in sessions in Sussex for 12 – 15s.

For more information on vaccinations for 12 – 15 year olds, go to the Sussex Health and Care Partnership Website.