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Covid-19 vaccination programme Brighton & Hove update 23 September 2021

People start to be invited for their COVID booster

This week invites have started to go out to people for their COVID booster vaccine.

Initially people aged 80 and over will be invited, but over the coming weeks people in all the eligible groups will be offered the autumn booster.

This includes people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

Care home visits have also started this week, with GP practice teams and GP Federations visiting care homes to provide their residents and staff with a booster vaccine.

It is important to note that people can only receive the booster vaccine six months after their second dose.
People will get a call or text from their local GP led site to get the jab, or will be invited to use the National Booking Service website or call 119 and vaccines will offered at existing vaccination sites including pharmacies, hospital hubs, GP practices and vaccine centres.

Read more about our plans for the booster programme.

School visits now underway to offer to 12 – 15 year olds 

This week visits have started to schools to offer children aged 12 to 15 a COVID vaccine.

Parental, guardian or carer consent is being sought by vaccination healthcare staff prior to their visits in line with existing school vaccination programmes.

Every parent, carer or guardian is being written to with the arrangements for their child’s school and a link to the consent system. These letters will be shared over the next six weeks as the visits are arranged with schools.

Children with parental consent in place will then be offered a vaccine on the day of visit to the school.

Read more about these vaccinations, and FAQs for 12 to 15 year olds

Need your first or second dose? Come forward this weekend

If you are yet to have your first or your second vaccination, there is still time.

There are vaccinations available daily at the Churchill Square vaccination centre, and the pop up sessions are continuing this weekend.

It is not too late to have either vaccines – and we are keen for people who are yet to have theirs to make sure they receive this vital protection..

See the latest sessions taking place this week.

Read Mike’s experience of getting his vaccine

To help encourage others, Mike, who has Learning Disabilities, has shared his experience of getting his vaccine at Brighton Racecourse.

He has helped to show step-by-step what is like and what people need to do.

Read Mike’s story.

More information

Much more information about the vaccination programme is available on our website, including details of the services available in each arealatest datastakeholder briefings, answers to frequently asked questions and links to all the national leaflets and materials.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep our local communities updated and informed about this fast-moving and unprecedented vaccination programme.

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