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WHEN WILL I GET MY VACCINATION?

VACCINE INFORMATION PAGE

There are 2 separate vaccination systems running at the same time. The GP local vaccination Centre at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath and the NHS local mass vaccination centres at Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne and Epsom.

The Mass vaccine clinics will write to you to invite you to book an appointment.  This service runs slightly ahead of the GP service as it has first call over the vaccine allocations. If you would prefer to be vaccinated at Clair Hall then you will get a Text/SMS or a phone call invite from us but it will be a week or so later.  You are allowed to choose where you are vaccinated but your second dose should be at the same site as your first dose.  Our surgery will be alerted once you have had your vaccine and the dose and date will be added to your records.

If you are in the eligible groups aged 50 and over, are clinically extremely vulnerable, have an underlying health condition or are an unpaid carer and have not had your vaccination please call 119 or visit nhs/covidvaccine to book your appointment at one of the vaccination centres.

Second dose appointments, please be assured you will be contacted as you approach the 12 week mark since your first vaccination.  Clinics are happening now for everyone who is due their second vaccination and you will be contacted when it is due.  Please do not contact us unless you are concerned that you have passed the 12 week mark from your first vaccination.

For people under 30 without other health conditions, it is currently advised that it is preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.  If you choose to have another COVID-19 vaccine you may have to wait to be protected, but an alternative to AstraZeneca will be made available to you by the NHS.  You may wish to go ahead with the AstraZeneca vaccination after you have considered all the risks and benefits for you.  The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to receive your vaccination. 

If you want to find out more about the vaccine or the programme, including FAQs, please visit: When will I get my jab

Update: Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.

The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it's not yet clear why it affects some people.

The COVID-19 vaccine can help stop you getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus.

If you have already had your vaccination, there is no change to your planned second dose unless you had significant side effects with the first dose.

Call 111 immediately if you get any of these symptoms starting from around 4 days to 4 weeks after being vaccinated:

  • a severe headache that is not relieved with painkillers or is getting worse
  • a headache that feels worse when you lie down or bend over
  • a headache that's unusual for you and occurs with blurred vision, feeling or being sick, problems speaking, weakness, drowsiness or seizures (fits)
  • a rash that looks like small bruises or bleeding under the skin
  • shortness of breath, chest pain, leg swelling or persistent abdominal (tummy) pain

Read this patient leaflet – add the leaflet here: COVID19  AZ Vaccination Guide

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting on GOV.UK

West Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment are now able to book a free return journey to help them attend.  To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call:

  • 01444 275 008

to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.  Once you are through to a travel coordinator you will be asked the following questions:

  • Do you have access to transport to attend your vaccine appointment?
  • Do you have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport? They do not have to be in your bubble as per government guidelines.

If both of these options are not available the travel coordinator will arrange transport for you, including any additional needs such as wheelchair-friendly vehicles. All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.

Video - How will I get my jab?

For specific Vaccination details, please visit the Advice and Links page and click on the Covid Vaccine Information section: here 

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