COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Update

 

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Please note the surgery does not undertake the booster vaccinations.

However, we are stepping up our support for the programme to help all our patients get their booster.

Across Sussex, the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

Our CCG’s are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System . Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. More than 80,000 appointments have been offered each week and in the last two weeks the number of available appointments has increased by more than 10,000 per week. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

All of our sites will be working to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

To book your Covid vaccination please contact IPC on 0333 370 4111.

A patient receiving a vaccination

Please note, our phone lines are currently blocked with COVID-19 booking queries that is beyond our control. Our staff are also being subjected to daily abuse - therefore we will terminate any calls relating to this.

We are re-prioritising our workload and will not be providing our usual full service. Please continue to attend any appointments you have scheduled unless you hear from us directly.

For minor illnesses or ailments, you can speak to your local community pharmacist.

However, for all other new, persistent or worrying symptoms please do contact us.

Published: Dec 10, 2021