Vaccinations for health and social care staff
How to book your COVID vaccination
You can arrange your vaccination by:
- Going to a walk-in vaccination clinic. These are available across Sussex. You don't need to be registered with a GP. Simply turn up with some ID and your NHS number if you know it. Find your local clinic.
- Booking an appointment through the national booking service or by calling 119.
For more details, visit: Sussex COVID vaccination programme.
Booking your booster jab
All adults are eligible for a booster at 3 months after their second vaccination.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of your second vaccine, but you can access the national booking service to make the appointment from 2 months.
Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.
Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine for severely immunosuppressed people
A third dose of vaccine is being offered to people over 12 who were severely immunosuppressed at the time of their first or second dose. It is separate from any potential booster vaccination: a third dose as part of the primary vaccination course.
Free transport to get to your vaccination
Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment can book a free return journey to help them attend.
Please book your vaccination appointment or have confirmed plans to attend a walk-in session first, then call 01444 275 008. The booking service is available between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Mandatory vaccination of care home staff
Regulations revoking COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment in Care Quality Commission registered care homes came into force on 15 March 2022.
People working or volunteering in care homes are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the premises.
The legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed from 1 April 2022 was also removed.
The minority of health and care workers who remain unvaccinated are reminded of their professional responsibility to be vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
NHS COVID Pass – showing your vaccination status
The NHS app can be used to show your COVID-19 vaccination status: NHS COVID Pass: what it is and how to get it.
Care homes: include vaccination status when transferring residents
NHS East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) ask all care homes to ensure transfer documentation is completed when a resident is being transferred to a NHS setting. It should include:
- vaccination status of the resident including dates
- which vaccination was administered
Explaining the COVID-19 vaccine
Dr Manon Ragonnet-Cronin, MRC Fellow, Imperial College London talks to those who work and support vulnerable adults about the vaccine.
Answering questions about the COVID-19 vaccine
Dr Ragonnet-Cronin answers key questions that health and social care workers may find useful.
Fertility, pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine
Emma Chambers, Associate Director of Midwifery at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, addresses some of the concerns people may have around fertility, pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine.
Accessible leaflets and resources about vaccination
Public Health England has information in accessible formats including large print and braille versions of:
- COVID-19 vaccination for older adults
- Vaccination guide for women of childbearing age
- What to expect after vaccination
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