PLEASE GET YOUR VACCINATION
If you, or anyone you know, hasn’t started to get vaccinated yet, please don’t put it off any longer. Rates of COVID-19 infections remain high. And, we still have high numbers of unvaccinated adults in our community.
Nationally, nine in ten of the UK adult population have had their first jab but here in Brighton & Hove numbers are lower. So far, around 75% of adults in Brighton & Hove have had their first vaccine dose. Take-up is lower among 18-29 year olds with 60% having had a first dose. Half of 16 and 17 year olds have already had a first dose. School aged children aged 12-15 have just started to be offered the vaccine.
With COVID circulating it’s important that everyone takes up the vaccine offer, especially because so many more are mixing socially again in our homes and venues across the city.
Booster vaccinations are now being given out (see below for dates, times and locations).
The latest estimates suggest that vaccines have saved 105,000 lives, prevented at least 143,600 hospital cases in England and 24,000,000 infections (up to 20 August).
Walk in vaccinations
Walk in services are available for those aged 16 and over. Just turn up and walk in for your first vaccination, no appointment is necessary.
Pop-up and mobile vaccination sessions are taking place in various locations across the county to deliver first vaccinations (see below for details).
Second jabs are also available at some of the walk-ins, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.
Getting your vaccine is easy, just bring one form of ID (photo ID not required) and your NHS number, if you know it. Dates and times are subject to change at short notice, so do double check by clicking the link below.
If you already have an appointment booked at a vaccination centre please continue to attend this.
Who can book an appointment?
Please note - clinics that are offering AstraZeneca are for over 40s only.
Anyone aged over 16 can book an appointment at a vaccination centre, pharmacy or GP led site through the national booking service or through a GP led site directly. If you would prefer to call the number is 0300 303 8060.
16 and 17 year olds
The former Top Shop store in Churchill Square is offering walk in vaccinations to 16 and 17 year olds. The site is open daily from 8:30am to 7pm.
You will be offered the Pfizer vaccine.
The Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme has produced some frequently asked questions for younger people aged 16 -17 years old.
12-15 year olds
Some children aged 12 to 15 can already get vaccinated against COVID-19 (click the link below for more information).
In Sussex, plans have been developed and over the next six weeks each school will be offered a visit to provide the vaccination for 12 to 15 year old students. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought (see the link to the form below). Every parent, guardian or carer will receive a letter with the details of this session for your school, the consent process, and next steps.
Beware of hoaxes
As the schools vaccination programme continues, reports of hoax anti-vaccination activity is rising. Last week schools were targeted by an email pretending to be from the NHS, with a fake consent form for parents. Head teachers were sent a "consent checklist", under a fake NHS logo, along with a letter telling them to share this with parents. But the checklist includes a series of negative claims about the risks of vaccinations to young people.
There have also been reports of parents receiving emails asking for payment for the vaccine for their child or children.
Schools are being reassured that all official information will be shared through the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) provider in the usual way.
Parents and the public are being urged to remember, the COVID vaccination is free on the NHS and no-one will be asked to pay for it. If there are any concerns about an email or communication you have received, please contact the Vaccine Enquiries Team - email@example.com
- COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people (print version)
- Information for children and young people on what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination (print version)
- COVID-19 vaccination for at-risk children and young people aged 12 to 15 years (simple text print version)
Information for anyone needing an AZ vaccine
There is now lower demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine after the younger age groups have been offered the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, however we want to reassure anyone who needs a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine these are still available.
Vaccination services have supplies for the patients that they know need a second vaccine of AstraZeneca - but it may not always be available at walk in sessions. Please call 0300 303 8060 (Brighton Racecourse vaccination site) and explain you need a 2nd dose AZ, they will be able to advise you which service is offering this.
Where to get your vaccination in Brighton
For everyone aged 17yrs & 9 months and over (for details of vaccinations for 16-17 yr olds see below):
The Moderna vaccine is available at Kamsons pharmacy in Brighton (BN2 4GB). You should be able to book via the national booking service or by calling 119.
08.30-19.00 – former Top Shop store, Churchill Square, Brighton, BN1 2RG. For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses (2nd dose after 8 weeks), Pfizer/Moderna
Friday 15 October 2021
- 10.30-14.30 – St Peters Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses (2nd dose after 8 weeks), Pfizer
Saturday 16 October 2021
- 10.30-14.30 – Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre, Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, BN2 4PB. For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses (2nd dose after 8 weeks), Pfizer
Sunday 17 October 2021
- 10.30-14.30 – Waitrose car park, 130-134 Western Road (car park entrance off Hampton Place), Hove, BN1 2LA. For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses (2nd dose after 8 weeks), Pfizer
Walk-in vaccination sessions for 16-17 year olds
Every day: Brighton, former Top Shop store, Churchill Square, BN1 2RG, daily 8.30am to 7.00pm, Pfizer.
More dates and locations being confirmed and will be added.
Second dose appointments are taking place 8 weeks after the first appointment.
The national booking system has been updated and people can see alternative appointments for their second dose before cancelling their original booking (which was previously raised as an issue). Click on the 'Manage my appointment' button (half way down the webpage).
COVID cases in our city.
7 October 2021
In the 7 days up to 1 October (based on data published on 6 October) we had 658 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 in Brighton & Hove. This is:
- down 4% on the previous seven days
- equivalent to a weekly rate of 225.5 per 100,000 residents
- lower than the South East which was 308 per 100,000
- lower than the rate for England, which was 334.8 per 100,000
What this means for Brighton & Hove
There’s been a small drop in the number of positive Covid-19 cases this week.
The case rate for the 10-14 age group has fallen considerably since last week, but is still more than twice as high as rates seen in other age groups.
Please keep following the advice from your school and NHS Test and Trace around regular testing, isolating and contacts. And if you have any Covid symptoms please don’t risk it – stay at home and get a PCR test.
Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment are able to book a free return journey to help them attend.
To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment or have confirmed plans to attend a walk-in session first, 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.