The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus and those who work closest with them - care home residents and staff, followed by people over 80 and health and social care workers, then other people in order of age and risk. 

We all have an important part to play to help the NHS deliver their vaccine delivery plan.

You will be contacted to be invited for an appointment when it is your turn. Please do not contact the NHS or turn up to get a vaccination before then. When you are contacted, please attend your appointments.

The vaccination programme will be expanding over the coming weeks and months as more vaccine becomes available. This will include:

  • hospital hubs
  • GP-led vaccination services
  • larger vaccination centres
  • vaccine service in care homes and people’s own homes if they cannot attend a vaccination site

The priority in the NHS planning is to ensure that it is as easy as possible for people to get vaccinated when it is their turn.

You will be contacted by the first NHS service that is able to offer you a vaccination. This may be your GP, one of the hospital hubs or another NHS service.

Please make sure you are registered with a local GP surgery so the NHS can contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated.

Health and social care workers can now book a Covid vaccination

The NHS is now inviting all health and care professionals in Sussex to book a Covid-19 vaccination at one of the hospital-based vaccination sites.

This includes:

  • all NHS staff from primary, community and secondary care
  • staff of independent and third sector health and care providers
  • care and care home staff in public, private and not for profit sector

You must book an appointment in advance and take staff photo ID with you when you attend, along with confirmation of your booking.

There is a high demand for appointments. If slots are unavailable when you first look, please check back as more are being added all the time.

Find out more or book your health and care workforce vaccination.  

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

Some people have received suspicious calls, text messages and some face to face calls at the doorstep offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, please remember that the NHS will not:

  • text you and ask you to enter personal details on a link
  • call you and ask you to press buttons on a keypad
  • ask for payment or for any bank details
  • ask to come to your home 

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. 

More information

National NHS information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme updates.

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine.

Health and care workforce vaccinations.