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Brighton Centre’s COVID-19 vaccination service is moving

Date: 25 August 2021

Time: 09:00

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s (SCFT’s) largest COVID-19 vaccination centre will move from the Brighton Centre to Churchill Square shopping centre, into the former Topshop store, on Monday 30 August.

The centre will relocate to its new home, just a short walk across the road to the former fashion store, where staff will be ready to vaccinate people with booked appointments, or those who just want to walk in, from 8.30am.

Vaccination appointments will continue at the Brighton Centre until 7pm on Sunday 29 August before the big move.

Anyone who has a second dose appointment booked at the Brighton Centre on or after Monday 30 August will be contacted by text message and email and informed about the change of location for their vaccination. The date and time of the appointment should remain the same.

Free parking for one hour in Churchill Square’s Orange Car Park is still available for people attending the new site for their jabs over the coming weeks and months.

The new centre will also offer walk in vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds.

The Brighton Centre is the largest of the vaccination centres run by Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, delivering up to 3,000 vaccinations a day during peak demand.

It opened on Monday 25 January and has been staffed by more than 150 SCFT colleagues, with support from more than 100 volunteers, every day since then. To date, the team has delivered over 250,000 first and second dose vaccinations at the centre.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I’m so proud of the part SCFT has, and continues to play, in supporting the vaccination programme across Sussex.

“The Brighton Centre was the largest and busiest COVID-19 vaccination centre in the South East and one of the very first that we opened. It was an incredible effort to transform the iconic entertainment venue into the efficient centre that it became and now we’re doing it all over again at the Topshop site in Churchill Square.

“I want to pay tribute to our amazing team and all SCFT colleagues who are working so hard behind the scenes to make sure this huge move goes as smoothly as possible.

“Thank you to everyone who has visited the Brighton Centre for their vaccination over the last seven months. We will offer the same great service at our new home in the former Topshop store and, as well as booked appointments, the site will also offer walk in appointments as well.

”We would also like to extend our thanks to the Brighton Centre and Brighton and Hove City Council for their support in setting up and operating the largest vaccination centre in the South East.”

The Churchill Square vaccination centre, in the former Topshop store, will open at 8.30am on Monday 30 August.  All appointments for vaccinations at the Brighton Centre on or after this date will take place at the new site.

To book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment call 119, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine, or walk in anytime between 8.30am and 7pm.

Find out more about SCFT's COVID-19 vaccination centres.