Walk-in booster jabs available across Brighton and Hove

Walk-in vaccination sessions are taking place across the city this week.

Walk-ins mean that the public can attend a vaccination centre or clinic without an appointment making it as easy as possible to get a vaccine. These sessions are available every day at Churchill Square and walk-in clinics are available regularly at Brighton Racecourse.

Mobile vaccination units (MVUs) are also in place across the city. Due to the vaccine type available on the mobile services, many of these are currently for over 18s only. Anyone aged 5 to 17 is able to use a walk-in service at Brighton Racecourse or the Churchill Square vaccination centre.

When attending walk-in appointments, it’s important to remember the timing of your vaccinations.

  • Second Covid-19 vaccinations for adults need to be 8+ weeks since first doseand the same vaccine type. For under 18s, second doses need to be 12+ weeks from the first dose.
  • For Boosters, you will need to be 3+ months since date of second dose. (You can pre-book a booster dose from 2 months (61 days) after your 2nd dose, the appointment dates you’ll be offered will be from 3 months (91 days) after your 2nd dose).
  • 16 and 17 year olds can attend all sessions, unless indicated (MVU units are for over 18s only)
  • No NHS number or ID required but it does speed things up if you do have your NHS number with you.

There are also a wide range of bookable clinics available across Sussex, especially for boosters and for 5 to 11 year olds.

These can be booked via the national booking service or by calling 119, or a vaccination team may also contact you directly.

A spokesperson for the Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Programme said:

“As we offer spring boosters and vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds, we are also committed to ensuring that everyone can receive their 1st, 2nd or original booster if they are due.

“Walk in vaccination services and mobile vaccinations services offer an easy way for people to get their jab – with no appointment needed.

“We have had to make a change this week to the mobile vaccination services so that we are offering the appropriate vaccine to those that attend, but there are still lots of ways for anyone under the age of 18 can get their vaccine – both walk in sessions and by booking an appointment.

“With the school holidays continuing the week, we encourage all families to take this opportunity to make sure their children have the vaccines they are eligible for – and the protection they provide.”

We continue to offer a free transport service to help people to and from their vaccinations. Contact the team by phone on 01444 275 008 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information about the vaccination programme please visit COVID-19 vaccinations – Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)