Find out when and where you'll get your Covid vaccine jab in Sussex

The NHS in Sussex is working extremely hard to get the COVID-19 vaccine to everyone who is eligible as quickly as possible.

NHS Sussex is working hard to get the vaccine to those who are eligible
NHS Sussex is working hard to get the vaccine to those who are eligible

We have been making very good progress in the short period of time since the vaccination became available. However, we all need to recognise this is the largest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and it will take time to get to everyone.

When will I get my jab?

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). During January, the NHS will continue to vaccinate people in the first two priority groups. This includes:

Residents and staff in care homes for older adults

All those aged 80 years and over

Health and social care workers

After this, vaccination will continue to roll out to other priority groups in order of age and risk. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. Please don’t call your GP practice to ask about the programme or when you can have an appointment. You will be contacted as soon as there is an appointment available.

Where will I get my jab?

There are a number of ways in which the vaccination is being rolled out to our communities:

GP-led vaccination services – these services involve groups of GP practices working together to provide the vaccination to their collective patients at one location. This means that you may not receive the vaccination at your local GP; you may be invited to a different location nearby. These services are currently vaccinating people aged over 80.

Hospital hubs – larger hospitals across the country have been offering the vaccine to people over 80 attending for a planned appointment. Now that more local vaccination services are up and running, hospital hubs are focused on vaccinating health and care staff.

Roving service – the vaccine is being taken into care homes and into people’s own homes if they cannot attend a vaccination site. This is being stepped up over the coming weeks as more supplies of the vaccines become available.

Large vaccination centres – each county will have one large vaccination centre which will be able to give the vaccine to large numbers of people as more supplies become available. The Brighton Centre is expected to be established as the vaccination centre for Sussex from the end of January.

Please avoid scams

We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls, text messages and some face-to-face calls at the doorstep offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Please remember the vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud report this to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

Find out more about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme