COVID-19 vaccinations

Important information from the NHS.

Last updated:
19 March 2021
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1 Receiving the vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccination programme is led by the NHS.

In Sussex, the programme is coordinated by the Sussex Health and Care Partnership. 

See the NHS guidance to find out when you will get your jab.

It is important to remember that there is still a chance you might get or pass on coronavirus, even after having the vaccine.

Everyone, including those who have received the vaccine, must continue to:

  • follow the current restrictions
  • wash their hands
  • wear a face covering
  • maintain two metres' distance from others.

Free transport option now available to help people get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment

West Sussex residents who have no means of transport to attend their COVID-19 vaccination appointment will be able to book a free journey to and from their vaccination centre location.

To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 01444 275 008 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Once you are through to a travel coordinator you will be asked the following questions:

  • Do you have access to transport to attend your vaccine appointment?
  • Do you have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport? They do not have to be in your bubble as per Government guidelines.

If both of these options are not available, the travel coordinator will arrange transport for you, including any additional needs such as a wheelchair or friendly vehicles.

All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.

View the NHS guidance on the COVID-19 vaccine (external link)

3 Help deliver the vaccination programme

Vaccinators and support staff needed

Trained and trainee vaccinators are needed urgently. 

We also need people to help support the programme, such as administrators, front-of-house staff, drivers and operations managers.

If you can help, please look at the opportunities being advertised via the link below.

Help deliver the vaccination programme (external link)

4 COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

NHS Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Make sure you are alert to vaccination scams by reading their message:

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert (external link)
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
  • Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by phoning 101.
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