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Brighton and Hove COVID 19 and Influenza vaccination update – 19 November 2021


Latest figures show that to date 387,186 booster vaccinations have been given across Sussex – this includes 45,923 people who have received their booster in Brighton & Hove.

This means that 67.4% of the total eligible population are now protected by their booster for the winter.

Clinics are taking place at Churchill Square, Brighton Racecourse, at pop ups such as sessions at Portslade Health Centre, and the mobile vaccination services across the city every week.

If you are eligible for your booster, you can book your appointment through the National Booking System – either the website or by calling 119, by direct contact with the Brighton Racecourse team, or by attending one of the mobile services.

The National Booking Service can be accessed here: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)  


On Monday two key announcements were made for the programme: 40 to 49 year olds are now eligible for a booster vaccination when they reach six months from their second dose; 16 and 17 year olds who are not in an at risk group should be offered a second dose, 12 weeks or more following the first vaccine dose. The move has been taken in order to reduce mortality, morbidity and hospitalisations from COVID-19 over the 2021 to 2022 winter period and through 2022, as well as to minimise the COVID-19 case infection rate and the chance of new variants emerging.

We are awaiting the operational guidance from NHSE and national protocol, and expect both groups to be able to start to arrange their vaccines next week.    



This week thousands of new booster appointments at services in the city have been added to the National Booking System.

The service at Churchill Square has released new times and dates all the way to Christmas – with now 800 appointments a day being booked through the system.

At the same time, the Brighton Racecourse service has joined the National Booking System and is now taking bookings via the website and the 119 phone line for their appointments.

If you are eligible you can check out these new appointments by visiting Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or call 119.    

In addition to Churchill Square and Brighton Racecourse, there are still mobile vaccination services taking place every week across the city to make it as easy as possible for people to get their vaccine.

They are offering first, second and booster vaccinations – no appointment is needed, you can simply attend and get your vaccination.

For your second dose, you simply need to be eight weeks from your first; and for your booster you need to be in an eligible group and it needs to be six months from the date of your second vaccine.

As we approach winter, the NHS is calling for anyone who is yet to have a vaccination to come forward and make sure they have had this vital protection.

Sessions this week are taking place on: Friday 19 Nov – 10.30-14.30 – St Peters Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU. Pfizer Saturday 20 Nov – 12.00-17.00 – The Bevy, 50 Hillside, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, BN2 4TF. Pfizer Sunday 21 Nov – 10.30-14.30 – Asda Superstore, Brighton Marina, Brighton, BN2 5UT, Pfizer Monday 22 Nov – 10.30-14.30 – St Mary Magdalen Church, Selham Drive, Coldean, Brighton, BN1 9EL. Pfizer > See the latest list of clinic dates and locations    

Find more information about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme