|Thousands of people will be invited to book a Spring COVID booster this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase.|
Eligible groups for Spring boosters include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over.
In line with new advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme will contact people when it is their turn to be vaccinated.
In East Sussex, Spring booster vaccinations will be taking place at local vaccination sites, while roving vaccination teams will be visiting care homes to deliver boosters to the most vulnerable people from this week.
Those eligible are being contacted directly and will be able to arrange an appointment at their local service. Once invited by the NHS, people will be able to book their appointments through the National Booking System either online or by calling NHS 119.
Currently in East Sussex, 85% of people have had a booster vaccination and thousands of the area’s most vulnerable people are now eligible for a second booster as part of the next phase.
In total, more than 3.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccination have been delivered in Sussex since the programme began in January 2021.
Full details on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Sussex can be found on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website.