We know there is currently some confusion around who is currently eligible for a vaccination and who will be eligible in the future.
To help with this, we have set out the timeframe for when people can get their jab and how they go about it.
Priority groups 1 to 4
We have now offered the vaccination to everyone who
- lives in care homes and care home staff
- is extremely clinically vulnerable
- is aged 70 or over
- is health and social care staff
More than 90% of people aged 70 and over have received the first dose of their vaccination.
How to get your jab
If you’re in any of the first four priority groups and haven’t had your jab, please book online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination, call 119 free of charge, or contact your GP-led service.
Priority groups 5 and 6
You are now eligible for the vaccination if you are:
- aged 65 and over
- on the GP Learning Disability Register
- 16 to 65 with an underlying health condition
- eligible for Carer’s Allowance
How to get your jab
If you are 65 and over, you can either book your jab online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119 free of charge, or you will be contacted by your GP led vaccination service.
If you are aged 16 to 65 and have an underlying health condition (such as severe asthma, diabetes or lung disease), or you are a carer or on the Learning Disability Register you will be contacted to have your jab by your GP led vaccination service.
Priority groups 7 to 9
People who are:
- 60 years and over
- 55 years and over
- 50 years and over
If you are in one of these groups, we are aiming to vaccinate you by mid-April 2021.
All other adults
The national and local target is to offer a vaccination to all adults by the end of July 2021.
Find out more
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 0800 433 4545 (9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday).
Note: You will not be able to book a vaccine on this number.
Over 70,000 vaccinations in Sussex last week
Data published by NHS England today confirmed that Sussex hit the half a million jabs milestone last week, with a total of 536,081 vaccinations delivered across Sussex by Sunday 21 February.
The latest figures include a breakdown of vaccinations given by age and ethnicity, and also by local area and constituency.
The NHS in Sussex had already met the targets to offer the vaccine to all residents in care homes for older people, everyone over 70 and all eligible health and care workers, and remains on track to offer the vaccine to all those in the first nine priority cohorts by the middle of April.
We continue working to ensure that all eligible people across our diverse communities who have not yet received a first dose can access the vaccine.
Why I had my jab
Care home worker Allan Manalo talks about why he had his jab and encourages others to do the same.
Eligible health and care workers who haven’t had their first dose yet can find out more at www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/workforcevax
The latest stakeholder briefing for West Sussex can be downloaded in PDF format using the link at the top of this page.
Stakeholder briefings are issued every Tuesday and Thursday to provide an update on the COVID-19 response across the local NHS system, in particular the vaccination programme. They provide the latest information on the number and location of vaccination services in the local area.
Much more information about the vaccination programme is available on our website, including details of the services available in each area, latest data, stakeholder briefings, answers to frequently asked questions and links to all the national leaflets and materials.
Thank you for your support in helping to keep our local communities updated and informed about this fast-moving and unprecedented vaccination programme.