536,081 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered up to 21 February in Sussex

The NHS in Sussex is making good progress with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Everyone in the first four eligible groups have already been offered the vaccine and the NHS is on track to have offered it to everyone in the first nine groups by mid-April, in line with the national target.  We are now vaccinating those people aged 60 and above as well as those with underlying health conditions.

Update from the vaccination programme

01 March 2021

Who is eligible?

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

It’s being given to:

  • people aged 60 and over
  • people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • eligible health and social care workers
  • unpaid carers

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Where are vaccinations being offered?

GP led local vaccination services (booked through the service directly)

  • GP-led local vaccination services supported by your GP practice
  • Roving vaccination service providing jabs to people who are housebound

Vaccination centres and pharmacy led services (booked through the national booking service website or by calling 119)

Sussex has vaccination centres at:

  • Brighton: Brighton Centre
  • Chichester: Westgate Leisure Centre
  • Crawley: Crawley Hospital
  • Eastbourne: Welcome Building
  • Midhurst: Midhurst Pharmacy
  • Ore: Laycock Pharmacy
  • Ticehurst: Ticehurst Pharmacy

Second doses

Vaccination services are preparing to offer second doses. While the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives a good immunity to the virus, two doses are needed to have the best chance of full protection. Second doses are being scheduled up to twelve weeks after the first. It is really important that people get both doses to get the greatest benefit from the vaccine.

If you don’t already have your date for your second dose, please be patient. Unless you have already booked both doses through the national booking service, you must have your second dose at the same place that you received your first. They will contact you to arrange your appointment, but this may not happen until around ten weeks after your first appointment.

How many people have now been vaccinated?

71,821 jabs in Sussex last week

Contact us

If you have a question about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme please take a look at our frequently asked questions page. If you can’t find the answer, please contact us – our details are below.

You can email us at sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net, or call our vaccine enquiry phone line: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday)

Note that we cannot book a vaccination appointment for you – please wait to be contacted.

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