your communities safe
is still with us, so it's important not to let our guard down and
do all we can to stop the spread of coronavirus as we head into
help us by reminding your communities to:
- Test regularly –
order or pick up test kits, or have a supervised test at a
local pharmacy. Testing info here.
- Have both doses
of the vaccination.
- Remember hands,
face, space, let fresh air in.
can find the latest local Covid-19 data here.
update - Covid-19 vaccinations in schools
the Government’s announcement this week, it has been confirmed
that all children aged 12-15 years will be offered a dose of the
vaccine at their school.
dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine will be offered and given by
trained NHS staff in the same way vaccines for flu and HPV are
administered at school.
government accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical
Officers in expanding the vaccine programme for healthy 12-15
year olds, previously this age group could be vaccinated if they
were especially vulnerable to infection or live with someone who
guardian or carer consent will be sought by vaccination
healthcare staff prior to vaccination and the NHS is due to
provide further information for families shortly.
aged 16 and 17 are already eligible to get their vaccine and the
government says that over half of this age group have come
forward for their first dose, with over 4 in 5 UK adults having
had both doses.
for West Sussex parents and carers will be available on the Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme
Booster Vaccination programme
was also confirmed that priority groups will be offered a
Covid-19 booster vaccine from next week.
programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as
previously. This means care home residents, health and social
care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with
underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of
severe Covid-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of
immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.
vaccinations will begin next week and the NHS will contact people
directly to let them know when it’s their turn to get the booster
vaccine. Read more here.
you still haven’t had your first or second vaccination please book now , call 119 or go along
to one of the many local walk-in clinics.