East Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

February 16, 2021

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, increasing attention is placed upon the role of vaccines to reduce the impact of coronavirus, especially amongst the most vulnerable.

Vaccinations have now been underway since December and during this time tens of thousands of people in East Sussex have received their first jabs.

Healthwatch East Sussex, the local independent health and care watchdog, today launches a survey to capture the direct experiences of people who have been vaccinated, and to better understand the views of those who are yet to receive their vaccination.

Responses to the survey will help us learn whether the vaccination process is meeting the needs of recipients and to identify how it could be improved for others. We also want anyone who has not been vaccinated to tell us whether or not they will accept an invitation for  a jab and their reasons.

The closing date for completing the survey is midnight on 31st March 2021, and the findings will be published on the Healthwatch East Sussex website from April.

We will share insight from the public with health and care providers and decision-makers to inform and improve the vaccination process and will publish any changes they will make in response to what you say.

The Director of Healthwatch East Sussex, John Routledge said:

“It is really important that the public continue to let us know when health and care services are working well during the pandemic and when they are facing challenges that impact upon their wellbeing.

We are keen to hear from as many people as possible so that we can better understand the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. We want to learn more about concerns or anxieties people have, either about vaccines or the timescale for receiving their injection.”

The survey can be completed in confidence in the following ways:



3 responses to “East Sussex COVID-19 Vaccination Survey

  1. Double edged sword for me. The experience for me was that getting my jab done was easy, well organised and efficient. I had no side effects (Pfizer vaccine) other than a slightly sore arm, the same as with any jab.

    The roll out didn’t reach my father, aged 93, in time, however. He contracted Covid a week before an appointment came through for him. This was towards the end of January when others, who were younger and less vulnerable than him, had already been receiving vaccinations. Sadly he passed away from Covid at the beginning of February. I’m not bitter. Neither do I begrudge anyone who has been lucky enough to get the vaccine. I do wonder why it was, however, that at his age he wasn’t nearer the front of the queue.

  2. i RECEIVED A LETTER GIVING THE 119 NO. RANG AND OFFERED A BOOKING AT BRIGHTON BUT I LIVE AT HAILSHAM WHERE THERE WAS A VACCINATION CENTRE (OLD PLUMB CENTER NOW TO BE A CARE HOME). RANG AGAIN AND OFFERED A PLACE AT EASTBOURNE. RANG AGAIN AND OFFERED A PLACE NEAR HASTINGS. GAVE UP. 2 DAYS LATER MY SURGERY IN HAILSHAM RANG AND GAVE ME AN APPT.
    EASY. NO REACTION 5 MINS. TOLD TO WAIT 15 MINS BEFORE DRIVING. ASTRA ZENICA USED. UNFORTUNATELY PHONE IN CENTRE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AREA. JUST HAVE TO WAIT BFOR JAB 2. SO WILL BE BASICALLY IN LOCKDOWN UNTIL THEN.

  3. i RECEIVED A LETTER GIVING THE 119 NO. RANG AND OFFERED A BOOKING AT BRIGHTON BUT I LIVE AT HAILSHAM WHERE THERE WAS A VACCINATION CENTRE (OLD PLUMB CENTER NOW TO BE A CARE HOME). RANG AGAIN AND OFFERED A PLACE AT EASTBOURNE. RANG AGAIN AND OFFERED A PLACE NEAR HASTINGS. GAVE UP. 2 DAYS LATER MY SURGERY IN HAILSHAM RANG AND GAVE ME AN APPT.
    EASY. NO REACTION 5 MINS. TOLD TO WAIT 15 MINS BEFORE DRIVING. ASTRA ZENICA USED. UNFORTUNATELY PHONE IN CENTRE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE FAMILIAR WITH AREA. JUST HAVE TO WAIT BFOR JAB 2. SO WILL BE BASICALLY IN LOCKDOWN UNTIL THEN.
    NOTE. INTERMITTANT PROBLEMS WITH EMAIL.

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