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Crawley vaccination centre stood down

Date: 02 August 2021

After successfully delivering nearly 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, Crawley's large scale vaccination centre has been stood down.

The centre, in Crawley Hospital, opened six months ago and has been run by staff from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Dedicated volunteers have also supported the site from the day it opened.

Across the county more pop up clinics are now being held which Crawley SCFT staff will move to support instead of this static vaccination centre in the town.

Anyone who has a second dose vaccination booked at Crawley will be contacted directly in the coming weeks and advised where they need to go to receive their immunisation.

Lloyd Barker, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, said: “I want to thank the team at Crawley who have worked so hard to deliver nearly 100,00 vaccinations. Crawley was one of the first centres to open in Sussex and paved the way for more of our large scale vaccinations centres.

“As the vaccination programme has progressed over the months and we have worked down the ages of people who are eligible we have learnt a lot about the way different people want to receive their vaccinations

“Although we’ve now vaccinated more than 90,000 thousand people at Crawley –a truly phenomenal number -  appointments were dropping off and it’s clear that we need to focus on supporting more pop up clinics in the middle of our communities.

“I want to reassure people who have second doses booked at Crawley that we will be in touch soon with information about where they need to go to get their second dose.”

Across Crawley there remain multiple Covid-19 vaccination clinics. For your closest service visit Sussex Health and Care Partnership  or dial 119