The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
The NHS in Sussex is making good progress with the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The target to offer the vaccination to everyone in the first four priority groups has been met, and we are now in a position to move on to priority groups 5 and 6.
Priority group 5: If you are aged 65 or over you are now eligible to book your vaccine. You may receive a letter inviting you to book, but even if you don’t you may go online to www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 free to book your vaccination appointment. These appointments will be at our large vaccination centres or community pharmacy-led sites.
You will not automatically receive an invitation from your local GP-led service. However, if it is difficult for you to get to one of the larger sites, you may have your vaccine at a GP-led site, and we hope to be able to provide information as to how you can arrange this within the next few days, so please check back for updates.
Priority group 6 – ‘at risk’: People aged 16 or over who are classed as ‘at risk’ are being contacted from this week by their local GP-led vaccination service to have their vaccinations. If you are unsure as to whether you are ‘at risk’, a good indicator is that such people are usually called by their GP practice every year to have their free flu jab. See more information about the ‘at risk’ group. Note that those in the ‘at risk’ group are not currently able to book online or by phone and must await their invitation.
Priority group 6 – informal carers: Informal carers are also eligible in group 6, and further information as to how carers will be identified and invited for their vaccinations will be available within the next few days. Note that where a cared for person is classed as ‘at risk’ and is housebound, and where it is clinically appropriate to do so, their carer will be vaccinated at the same time, if present.
GP-led vaccination sites in Wealden:
✅ Crowborough: Saxonbury House Medical Centre, for patients at:
- Ashdown Forest Health Centre
- Beacon Surgery
- Wadhurst Medical Group
- Groombridge and Hartfield Medical Group
- Rotherfield Surgery
- Saxonbury House Surgery
- Woodhill Surgery
✅ Uckfield: The Meads Medical Centre, for patients at:
- Bird-in-Eye Surgery
- Buxted Medical Centre
- Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre
- Mid Downs Medical Practice
- The Meads Surgery
✅ Hailsham: Bridgeside Surgery, Hailsham Medical Group and Quintins Medical Centre
✅ Heathfield: Heathfield Surgery
Hospital hubs are at:
- Conquest Hospital, Hastings
- Eastbourne District General Hospital
- Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton
- Mill View Hospital, Hove
- Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath
- Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
- Worthing Hospital
- St Richards Hospital, Chichester
Vaccination centres are available to those living 60 miles from each site:
- Brighton Centre
- Chichester, Westgate Leisure Centre
- Crawley Hospital
- Eastbourne, Welcome Building
- Epsom Racecourse
👉🏽 For answers to frequently asked questions, please click HERE.
👉🏽 For more information about available vaccination sites, please click HERE.