Over 65s in East Sussex can now book autumn COVID booster

People aged 65 and over in East Sussex will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system from today.

The NHS Covid vaccine service is also now offering appointments to carers and pregnant women, with bookings able to be made online at: nhs.uk/covidvaccine or over the phone by calling 119.

People aged 75 and over, the severely immunosuppressed, and frontline health and care workers have been able to book their latest booster dose since last Wednesday – with appointments starting from today.

As with previous campaigns, those most at risk will be called forward first, with people able to book in online or through 119 as long as it has been three months since their last dose.

Chief Primary Care Officer Amy Galea said: “There is no room for complacency in keeping Covid-19 on the backfoot, and this autumn booster will help protect those most at risk. From today those aged 65 and over, pregnant women and carers are now able to get their jab. If you are one of those eligible, it is as important as ever to get your next dose, so please do come forward as soon as possible.”

Those eligible for an autumn booster over the comings weeks, include over 50s, those with a weakened immune system and housebound people and pregnant women, in line with guidance set out by the JCVI.

Those with weakened immune systems are already able to self-declare and attend walk-ins to make getting the extra protection as easy as possible. Health and care workers can also book through national booking services.

From this month, NHS Sussex is also rolling out this year’s flu vaccine, with eligible people able to get their flu and COVID jab at the same time depending on local system arrangements.

Those who are eligible can book their Autumn COVID booster at one of the following vaccination sites in East Sussex:

  • Harbour Community Centre
  • Hastings Town Hall
  • Princes Park Health Centre
  • River Lodge Surgery
  • Saxonbury House Medical Practice
  • The Meads Medical Centre
  • Victoria Medical Centre
  • Cameron L & Sons Pharmacy
  • Clarity Pharmacy – St Leonards on Sea
  • J Anderson Pharmacy – Hastings Town Hall
  • Clarity Pharmacy – Tilling Green
  • Wellcare Pharmacy
  • Woodnet Pharmacy – Ticehurst
  • Kamsons Pharmacy – Polegate
  • Kamsons Pharmacy – Telscombe Cliffs
  • Laycocks Pharmacy

 

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