COVID-19 VACCINE ADVICE

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Focused efforts to further increase vaccination rates in the city

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This week it was announced that Brighton & Hove was the latest area to receive enhanced Government support following rising COVID cases in the city.
 
This support includes additional testing in the city, one at the Peace Statue on Hove seafront and one in Jubilee Square, by Jubilee Library.
 
Clearly a key part of this response is our continued drive to get all adults in the city to have the vaccine and we continue to work hard to reach those who have not yet taken up the offer.
 
We are urging anyone over 18 to have both doses of their vaccine as soon as possible.
 
If you are due your second and it is eight weeks since your first vaccination, please come forward and make sure you have the highest level of protection.
 
We are also encouraging the public to continue to play their part in keeping themselves and others safe, and supporting the NHS this summer.

The key messages we are asking the public are:
 

  • Continue to behave with caution – COVID has not gone away, do everything you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe

  • Get your vaccine – anyone over 18 should have both doses of their vaccine as soon as possible.

  • Use NHS services responsibly – all NHS services are extremely busy, make sure you are using the right service at the right time.

  • If you have symptoms, get a test and self-isolate
     

> Read more from Chief Nurse Allison Cannon

Vaccines now available for walk ins every day of the week at Brighton Centre

From Monday this week, Brighton Centre vaccination service is now offering walk in vaccinations every single day.
 
The vaccination centre has hundreds of appointments offering the Moderna vaccine each day and is now offering them as walk in, so you don’t need a booked appointment.
 
The aim is that people will come with friends and family, and it will be as easy as possible without having to make an appointment in advance.
 
The centres are open 8.30-19.00 every day of the week and offer the Moderna vaccine only.
 
You just need to be 18 or over for your first dose, and at 8 weeks since your first vaccine to receive your second.

Walk-in vaccinations this week

More than 30 walk in sessions are happening across our communities this weekend. Even the big vaccination centres are now doing walk in sessions.
 
This includes:

Friday 16 July 2021
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton

For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna
• 9.00-13.30 – Racecourse, Brighton

For all adults, 1st doses only, Pfizer
• 10.30-14.30 – St Peter’s Church, Brighton

For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer

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Saturday 17 July 2021   
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton

- For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna
• 9.00-13.30 and 14.30-18.30 – Racecourse, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st doses only, Pfizer
• 10.30-14.30 – The Rainbow Hub, 93 St James’ Street, Brighton BN2 1TP
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer – LGBTQ+ friendly session
• 11.00-18.00 – Hove Lawns, Hove
For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer - Sunday 18 July 2021
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna
• 9.00-13.30 – Racecourse, Brighton
 - For all adults, 2nd doses only, AstraZeneca
• 14.30-18.30 – Racecourse, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st doses only, Pfizer
• 10.30-14.30 – Hove Lawns, Hove - 
For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer
• 10.30-14.30 - Brunswick Square, Hove - 
For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer

Monday 19 July 2021
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna
• 10.30-14.00 – Coldeane School, Brighton - 
For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer

Tuesday 20 July 2021
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna

Wednesday 21 July 2022
• 8.30-19.00 – Brighton Centre, Brighton
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Moderna
• 11.00-16.00 – Tesco, Church Road Hove
 - For all adults, 1st and 2nd doses, Pfizer

There's no need to book for these sessions, simply turn up with some ID and your NHS number if you know it.


There's a full list of all the walk-in sessions on our website of where you can go over the coming days.

Half a million vaccinations given by SCFT vaccinators

This week Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust reached a significant milestone in Sussex's vaccination efforts, as the 500,000th jab was given at SCFT's vaccination centres.
 
Since opening their first centre at the Brighton Centre on 25 January, closely followed by sites in Chichester, Eastbourne and Crawley, their teams have seen people from all different roles from across the organisation come together to support the vaccination programme in Sussex.
 
Since they opened:

* They have been open for 5,531 hours
* More than 2,000 staff have worked 282,315 hours (so far!)
* 40% of our vaccination centre staff previously worked in the travel industry
* 1.5 vaccinations are given every minute across our centres, or 88 per hour
* 823 volunteers have supported our vaccination centres, with amazing support from external organisations, including the Royal Voluntary Service
* Volunteers have given more than 84,344 hours of their time so far

To mark this amazing milestone, Mike Jennings, Deputy Chief Executive and Senior Responsible Officer for vaccination centres, has sent this special message to every single member of staff and volunteer who has made this possible:



 

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