COVID-19 VACCINE ADVICE
Further reassurance on the AstraZeneca vaccine
For most people currently being offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, the benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
Here's some helpful data analysis from the BBC that puts the figures into perspective. Medicines are only licensed once the evidence shows their benefits outweigh the risks associated with them. If you're called for the vaccine, you're making yourself safer by taking it.
If you have questions and would like to talk them through, please attend your vaccination appointment where a clinician will be happy to talk to you.
People aged 42 and over now eligible for their vaccination
Today, people aged 42 and over have become eligible for their vaccination.
Now anyone aged 42 and over, those clinically extremely vulnerable, those with an underlying health condition, and unpaid carers are all currently eligible.
To book your vaccination, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine, call 119, or wait to be contacted by your GP led local vaccination service.
To date, more than 1.2 million vaccinations have been given across Sussex as the roll out continues, with thousands of first and second dose appointments taking place this week.
>Find out more about who is currently eligible