Thousands of eligible people across Sussex will now be offered a Covid-19 vaccine from 11 September 2023

Who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination?

In line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, those eligible for a Flu and Covid-19 vaccine this year include:

  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the Green Book, chapter 19 (Influenza))
  • pregnant women
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants

In addition, for flu vaccination there are also:

  • all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • school-aged children (from Reception to Year 11)

How can I get my vaccination?

You can:

  • book your appointment directly with your GP-led local vaccination service when they contact you
  • book your appointment through the National Booking System when available
  • have your vaccination at home if you are registered as housebound with your GP practice.

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.

Locations of vaccination services

There are a number of places you can get your COVID-19 and Flu vaccination across Sussex.

The NHS Sussex website provides and interactive map and list of places offering pre-bookable appointments, available using the national booking service website or by calling 119.

Visit the NHS Sussex website here.

You may also be contacted directly by the local team to book an appointment.

Please do not call your GP practice for vaccination appointments or questions about the COVID-19 vaccination.

More information

  • For more information about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme please take a look at the NHS Sussex website. If you can’t find the answer, you can contact the Vaccine Enquiries Team:

  • Vaccine Enquiries Team:

Call the vaccine enquiry phone line: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am – 4pm, Monday to

Please note this service cannot book a vaccination appointment for you – please wait to be contacted.

Beware of Vaccination Scams!

Scammers have already sought to piggy-back on the Covid-19 vaccination programme and people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages. So please be alert and vigilant!

The COVID-19 vaccination is only available from the NHS and it is FREE. The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or for your bank details.

Please be assured that even if you don’t respond to a genuine vaccination message because you are worried it could be fraudulent, you will remain on the invitation list and be contacted again.

If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

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