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We are not administering covid vaccinations at the WellBN practices this season, but we will do what we can to help our patients obtain the vaccine. If you are elegible, you will be invited by the NHS. Please beware of scam invitations.

This article provides the following useful infomation

  • Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Getting your covid-19 vaccine (16+)
  • Covid vaccinations for 5-15 year olds
  • Housebound Patients
  • Having your vaccine after testing positive for Covid-19
  • Covid team contact details if you are having concerns aboyt obtaining your vaccine
  • Free transport to get to the covid vaccine centre
  • Covid vaccine testing and scam alert
  • How to get at referal to the Covid vaccine Allergy Servie via your GP
  • How to request a GP letter
  • Submit a query regarding the covid vaccine

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

  • 1st and 2nd doses – for everyone aged 5 and above
    • children and young people who are aged 5 to 17 year olds are offered a 2nd dose at 12 weeks from 1st vaccine
    • children and young people who are at high risk from COVID-19 are offered a 2nd dose at 8 weeks
    • adults aged 18 and over are offered a 2nd dose at 8 weeks from 1st vaccine
  • Booster vaccine – for everyone aged 16 and above, and young people aged 12 to 15 who are at high risk of COVID-19
    • You can have it at 3 months (91 days) rom your 2nd vaccine

The NHS will roll out Autumn booster vaccines from mid-September. People who are eligible will be invited to book their vaccination starting with those who are most susceptible to serious illness from COVID-19. Please wait to be invited Find out more.

Getting your COVID-19 vaccinations (16+)

If you haven’t already taken up the offer of a first, second, or booster dose you should:

No NHS number or ID is required but it does speed things up if you do have your NHS number with you.Overseas visitors to England, including anyone living in the UK without permission, can also get the COVID-19 vaccine for free.If you call 119, you can speak to a translator if you need to. If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 5 to 15 year olds

Children aged 5 to 11 and those aged 12 to 15 can get first and second vaccinations by booking an appointment online or by calling 119. A parent or carer must attend.

A limited number of sessions are currently available to book at Brighton Racecourse. As soon as new times or dates are available they will be added, so please keep looking if you can’t find one that suits you.

More info for young people

A dedicated website, Everything Covid, has been set up for young people with all you need to know about the vaccine programme and the vaccines themselves.

A textline is also available by texting 07312277727. It provides access to expert advice from registered healthcare professionals for those wanting to find out more about the vaccine and includes information on consent issues and process.

Having your vaccine after testing positive for COVID-19

  • Young people aged 5 to 17 who are not in a high-risk group should wait 12 weeks after a positive test showing COVID-19 infection before a vaccine dose.
  • Those aged 18 and above, or aged 5 to 17 in clinical at-risk groups, can take up their vaccine offer 28 days after a positive test.

 

Talk to the vaccine team if you have concerns about getting your vaccine

It’s really important that you get all the COVID-19 vaccines you are eligible for so that you have the strongest protection against the virus, prevent the worst effects and reduce risk of infection to those around you. There are many reasons why people haven’t had their vaccines yet. Not everyone feels comfortable having an injection, some people are scared of needles or needle-phobic, some may be anxious about leaving the house, visiting an unfamiliar place or worried about side-effects of the different vaccines, and others may be struggling to get out to a vaccine site.

If you have any concerns the vaccine team can talk it through with you, or you can request a call back from a clinician if you would prefer, to help find the best way for you to get your COVID-19 vaccine. This could include helping you to find a venue you feel comfortable in or transport to get you there, booking your appointment, talking through any worries you might have about needles or getting an injection, and where appropriate they could even arrange a home visit if needed. To talk to one of the vaccine team, please call 0300 303 8060 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or email here.rovingpatients@nhs.net.

Free transport to help you get to your vaccination

A free transport service is available to help people who do not have the means to travel to their vaccination appointment and need help to get there and back. To book free travel please have confirmed plans to attend a vaccine session first, then call 01444 275 008 to speak to a travel coordinator (10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Ageing Well can also help people get to the mobile vaccination service. You can phone 07770 061 072 to arrange this. YMCA Youth Advice Centre offers a vaccine buddy scheme for young people under 26 who live in Brighton & Hove and need support with booking, transport or finding locations, and staff can go with them to their appointment. For more information, email YACCOVIDFUND@ymcadlg.org or phone 01273 624 432.

Update your vaccine record if you’ve had your vaccine overseas

If you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccination outside England, it won’t automatically show on your medical records or in the NHS App. To update your vaccination record, book a vaccine checking appointment. The team will check and update your records and the national system. You can then download an NHS COVID pass when you need it. The closest availability for this locally is currently at Northgate Square in Chichester. Book your vaccine checking appointment online or phone 119. You’ll need to know your NHS number and take evidence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had outside England.

Who can use this service

You can use this service if you or your child are aged 5 years old or over, have an NHS number and have received one of the following vaccines outside England:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Moderna (Spikevax)
  • Institute of India (Covishield)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin)
  • SinoVac (CoronaVac)
  • Beijing Institute of Biological Products (Sinopharm BIBP)

You’ll need to bring your passport as your photographic ID and evidence of the vaccination you want recorded. This could be a vaccination card, certificate or email confirmation. If staff can’t confirm your identity or your vaccination documentation, they won’t be able to update your record. It can take up to 10 working days for your records to be updated. Read more about how to tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had abroad.

More information

Find out more about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme, including FAQs. If you can’t find an answer, email sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net, or phone the vaccine enquiry phone line: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday). National NHS information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination and testing scam alert

Some people have received suspicious calls, text messages and some face to face calls at the doorstep offering the COVID-19 vaccination or advising that you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and asking you to pay for a test.

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, please remember that the NHS will not:

  • text you and ask you to enter personal details on a link
  • call you and ask you to press buttons on a keypad
  • ask for payment or for any bank details
  • ask to come to your home

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726 (which is free-of-charge). If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by visiting actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040. If you have any information relating to NHS COVID Pass or vaccine certificate fraud you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting CrimeStoppers online at covidfraudhotline.org or call on 0800 587 5030. If any money has been taken from your account please contact your bank or building society immediately and let them know what’s happened.. Read more about How to spot and report scam emails, texts, websites and calls from GOV.UK

Referal to the allergy clinic

If you have had an immediate anaphylaxis following a covid vaccination, myocarditis or ITP, and you are a registered WellBN patient, we can refer you to the allergy clinic.

Click to submit a request for referal to the allergy clinic

GP Letter

We can provide a GP letter for you if you are a WellBN registered patient

Click to submit a request for a GP letter

Still have an unanswered query?

Click here to submit a query directly to the WellBN Covid vaccination team