Following the recent national announcement, every adult is now eligible for a booster vaccine three months after their second vaccination.
All adults are now able to use the National Booking System to arrange an appointment from two months after their second vaccination.
This increase in the number of people eligible is to protect people as quickly as possible against the new variant, but it means than vaccination sites across the city and beyond are extremely busy.
NHS staff are working incredibly hard to make more appointments available, with sites opening for longer and on additional days and new services are being made available in key areas. All of these extra appointments will be added to the National Booking System.
New appointments are being added every day. So if you are struggling to find a suitable appointment please keep checking back.
If you are eligible for a Covid vaccine or booster, please use the National Booking System website or call 119 to book your appointment.
While limited numbers of walk-in sessions remain available, the mobile vaccination services are located in specific areas or dedicated spaces where they are needed to help those particular communities to access their vaccines.
It’s also important to know that the Churchill Square and Brighton Racecourse vaccination centres are not taking walk-ins. Please don’t turn up to try and get your vaccine, you will be turned away an asked to book on the National Booking System.
Walk-ins have been temporarily suspended at these locations so that more vaccinations can be given each day.
Councillor Sue Shanks, Chair of the Health & Wellbeing Board said:
“Demand for vaccines is currently extremely high and I know many residents have struggled to book suitable appointments or have been queuing for hours to try to get a vaccine at a walk-in site.
“Vaccination teams are working incredibly hard to make vaccine appointments available. Please do what you can to help them and book your vaccine on the National Booking system. If you can’t book at first, please keep trying.
“Please leave the local and dedicated mobile walk-in sites for the specific communities they are being arranged for.
“There’s lots of reasons why some people can’t or won’t use the larger sites, so if you can, please use the National Booking system and keep the walk-ins free for those that really need them.”
Support to get your vaccination
If you are struggling to get to your vaccination appointment support is available.
A free transport service is available to help people who do not have the means to travel to their vaccination appointment and need help to get there and back. To book, call 01444 275 008 from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Ageing Well can also help people get to the mobile vaccination service. You can phone 07770 061 072 to arrange this.
YMCA Youth Advice Centre offers a vaccine buddy scheme for young people under 26 who live in Brighton & Hove and need support with booking, transport or finding locations, and staff can go with them to their appointment. For more information, email YACCOVIDFUND@ymcadlg.org or phone 01273 624 432.
Read more about how the local NHS is shifting its focus to make sure that everyone can get their vaccines as soon as possible.
For more information about getting your vaccines in Sussex please go to: www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/get-my-jab