Information about the COVID-19 vaccination

Date: 13 January 2021

The phased roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing across Sussex. It will continue to expand over the coming weeks and months as more vaccine becomes available.

We understand that you probably want to get your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible and want to know when and where you can get your jab.

The NHS is working extremely hard to get the vaccine to everyone who is eligible as quickly as possible. We have been making very good progress in the short period of time since the vaccination became available. However, we all need to recognise this is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and it will take time to get to everyone.

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

During January, the NHS will continue to vaccinate people in the first two priority groups. This includes:

  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults
  • All those aged 80 years and over
  • Frontline health and social care workers

After this, vaccination will continue to roll our to other priority groups in order of age and risk.

The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

Where will I get my jab?
There are a number of ways in which the vaccination is being rolled out to our communities:

  • A GP-led vaccination service is where those who are in the first priority groups living in our local community will initially receive their vaccination. This involves groups of local GP practices working together to provide the vaccination to their collective patients at one location. This means that you may not receive the vaccination at your local GP; you may be required to travel to a different location nearby.
  • Hospital hubs – local hospitals across the country have begun giving the vaccine to people over 80 who are attending for a planned appointment and frontline health and care staff. You will only receive your vaccination in this way if you have an appointment at your hospital.
  • Roving service – the vaccine will be taken into care homes and into people’s own homes if they cannot attend a vaccination site. This is being stepped up over the coming weeks as more supplies of the vaccines become available.
  • Large vaccination centres – each county will have one large vaccination centre which will be able to give the vaccine to large numbers of people.

Click the links below to find out where you may have a vaccination in your local area:

Brighton and Hove

East Sussex

West Sussex

If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, please contact sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net