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Covid-19 Vaccination

Vaccine appointments

Covid vaccinations are now being booked for all over 18 year olds via the National Booking Service or by calling 119. This includes for Etchingham Village Hall. We do not have access to the National Booking Service system so we are not able to book vaccine appointments for you.

Evidence of your covid vaccination for travel abroad

Find out how to get evidence of your covid vaccination for travel abroad on the www.gov.uk website.

Free travel

Free transport is now available to help people get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. East Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment will be able to book a free return journey to help them attend.

To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 07871 603 235 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday. Wheelchair friendly vehicles available. All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.

Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

Find out more about the Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme on the Sussex Health & Care Partnership Website

Information about the vaccination

Find out about the Covid-19 vaccination on the NHS website nhs.uk and Easy Read Covid Vaccination Leaflet.

Following the guidelines after you have had your vaccination

The COVID-19 vaccination can prevent serious illness, but protection takes time to kick in. Being vaccinated does not mean you are fully protected, even once you have your second dose. You may still give COVID-19 to someone else. It is still really important to follow social distancing guidelines, even when you have had your vaccination, to protect yourself and those around you. Watch this useful You Tube Video.

Covid Fact Check

You’ve probably read a lot of things about the coronavirus online, but not everything you have seen is true. It is important to protect yourself and your loved ones from false information about the coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Take a look at this ‘fact check’ which tackles some of the biggest concerns and inaccuracies out there, and sets the record straight with the facts and trusted information.

Warning over Covid vaccination scams

Be on your guard against fraudulent text and email messages as new scams are being sent to patients.

People are receiving a text or email notification of their ‘vaccination appointment’ and are being asked to confirm it by clicking on a link.

This looks very similar to the genuine texts being sent to patients to arrange their appointments at the GP led vaccination services.

Please follow the advice below:

  • The COVID-19 vaccination is ONLY available from the NHS and it is FREE – you will never be asked to pay for it or give your bank details.
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you receive a text or email that you believe to be fraudulent please delete it. Please be assured that if you don’t respond because you are worried and it is a genuine text or email, you will remain on the vaccination 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.