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Covid Vaccine Role out- Local residents are now being invited to be vaccinated. Click for more info

Updated: Jan 31

Largest COVID-19 vaccination centre in Sussex opens at Brighton Centre

Date: 25 January 2021 Time: 08:00

Residents and health and care staff across Sussex can now receive their COVID-19 immunisations at the Brighton Centre after it officially opened today (Monday 25 January) as the largest vaccination centre in the county. The service is by appointment only with vaccinations delivered by teams from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), the largest provider of community services in Sussex. The focus for the Centre on its first day will be delivering the vaccine to frontline health and care staff. This will be followed by eligible residents living within 60 miles of the Brighton Centre from Tuesday. They are being written to directly by the NHS and invited to book an appointment. At present the NHS is ensuring that the over 80s are vaccinated before extending invitations to the next priority age groups. Appointments cannot be booked directly with the Brighton Centre and residents are asked not to contact the centre or Brighton and Hove City Council directly. This large-scale vaccination centre is in addition to the local GP-led vaccination services that now cover all patients in Sussex. People who receive a letter inviting them to book an appointment at the vaccination centre can choose to wait to be contacted by their local GP-led vaccination service if that would be more convenient. People who attend a vaccination appointment at the centre can park for free in Churchill Square’s Orange Car Park for one hour. They must show proof of their appointment to the car park wardens in the car park as they enter. As well as the vaccination centres, teams from SCFT are also providing a mobile service, delivering the vaccine to care home residents and staff across the county, and will also support the vaccination of vulnerable people who are housebound. Sussex Community has made this short film to explain what happens at the vaccination centre: Click here

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