‘Week of Walk-ins’ launches across Sussex

From tomorrow, Friday 14 January, a ‘Week of Walk-ins’ goes live across our communities.

More than 40 walk in clinics are taking place over the next three days in Sussex, and more are set for next week.

Vaccination centres, local vaccination services and hospital sites are all offering vaccinations, as well as pop up clinics in our communities.

No appointment is needed, and people can attend for a first, second, third if they are immunosuppressed, or booster vaccine.

All are open for people aged 16 and above, and some also are offering vaccines to people aged 12 to 15 as well.

In total, more than 100,000 vaccinations are available across Sussex over the course of the week.

It comes as latest data shows that more than 3.7 million vaccines have been delivered across Sussex – 84.6% of the eligible population in Sussex have had their first dose, 78.9% have had their second dose and 83.5% of the eligible population in cohorts 1-12 have had their booster.

The NHS wants to make it as easy as possible for anyone yet to have their vaccine to receive it.

A spokesperson for the Sussex COVID-19 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 there are still thousands of people in Sussex are still unvaccinated, 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. This ‘Week of Walk-ins’ provides lots of opportunities for anyone who is yet to have their jab to get theirs over the coming days.

“Vaccination continues to be our best protection against serious illness, please help us by coming forward – we encourage anybody who hasn’t yet got their booster or who isn’t vaccinated at all to come forward without delay to get the best protection on offer against coronavirus”.

For a full list of the clinics, see the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.