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COVID-19 vaccinations

Important information from the NHS.

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.

COVID-19 remains a serious health risk so stay cautious to help protect yourself and others. It is important to remember that there is still a chance you might get or pass on coronavirus, even after having the vaccine.

Free vaccination appointment transport now available

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?

See the Government guidelines around travelling in private cars and other vehicles.

If neither of these options are available, the travel coordinator will arrange transport for you, including any additional needs such as a wheelchair or wheelchair-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)

2 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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Last updated:
1 November 2022
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