‘Tremendous’ response as one million vaccinated in Sussex

The milestone has been reached just 24 weeks into the vaccination programme

Over 1 million people have been vaccinated in Sussex

Release date: 27 May 2021

One million people across Sussex have now received their Covid-19 vaccination.

Figures published today (Thursday, 27 May) show that 1,028,925 people had received their first vaccination by Sunday 23 May, of whom 677,497 have also had their second.

In West Sussex alone, 534,936 people had received their first dose, of whom 352,280 have also had their second.

The milestone has been reached just 24 weeks into the vaccination programme.

West Sussex Director of Public Health Alison Challenger praised the efforts of everyone who’s supported the vaccination programme.

“It’s fantastic news that now over one million people across Sussex have had their Covid vaccine and West Sussex has seen a tremendous response in people coming forward to be vaccinated,” she said, speaking in a video message together with other health leaders from across Sussex. 

“I want to thank everybody that’s been involved in delivering this programme. We should be very proud of the way it’s been rolled out locally and the success it’s achieved so far.”

Watch the message from health leaders in full.

Watch a special one million vaccines celebration film.

Join the one million across Sussex and book your jab today!

You can find full details of who’s now eligible, how to book and updates on the Sussex vaccination programme from the West Sussex County Council Covid-19 vaccination page.

Remember, it is important to keep on getting tested, even after you have been vaccinated as you could still pass on the virus to others.

After your vaccination, continue to follow government guidance, remember hands, face, space, and let fresh air in.

Symptom-free Covid-19 Testing

Alongside vaccines, testing is another important means of helping us to all stay safe and getting back to doing the things we enjoy.

Everyone without symptoms is now being encouraged to test twice a week, and symptom-free Covid-19 testing kits are available from across West Sussex.

It’s especially important to test regularly if you’re travelling out to:

  • meet with friends
  • visit family
  • head to work
  • pick up the kids
  • head to the gym

Check in and download this Bank Holiday weekend

With the hot weather and a bank holiday weekend on its way, more of us are likely to be heading out and about.

As well as following the hands, face, space and fresh air guidance, we recommend you download the NHS test and trace app.

The app enables you to check in to venues across the country. It includes trace and alert features and is therefore the fastest way of knowing if you’re at risk from coronavirus.

What do you think about testing?

We’d like to hear your views on symptom-free Covid-19 testing in West Sussex. Are you using the tests or not?

We’d appreciate you taking the time to complete this short, anonymous survey, your answers to which will help us to better understand, manage and prioritise our resources as we work to #KeepWestSussexSafe.

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