Covid Vaccine Roll Out

Key messages for the public:

• The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

• Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments.

• All the while COVID-19 in in our communities it is important to follow the guidelines and remember Hands, Face, Space. It will save lives and help the NHS.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Sussex, including a list of vaccination sites as they go live, please visit:

https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/

Please look at the articles below for regular updates and information.

News

Vaccinations- Getting Ready for Winter

I have always loved autumn and we are heading into it with a vengeance.  However while Keats may have had it down as the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” in the early 21st century the colder mornings are also a reminder for those eligible to get prepared for winter!

Autumn Covid Booster Campaign Launched in England and Scotland

Yesterday saw the launch of the autumn Covid booster campaign in England and Scotland.

The booster vaccine will be offered to:

-adults aged 50 and over

-people aged five to 49 with health conditions which put them at higher risk (including pregnant women)

Covid 2 Years On

Wednesday marks two years since the UK entered its first national lockdown. During the first lockdown and the subsequent two years of restrictions we all had to adapt to new ways of living, working and learning. 

Covid-19 Spring Booster Programme Launched

Monday saw the start of the Covid-19 Spring booster programme for those most at risk. If you are over 75, live in a care home for older people or are over the age of 12 with a weakened immune system then the NHS will be in touch to book your Spring vaccine.

Many Thanks to Our Amazing Volunteers

With, alas, two record breaking days in a row of Covid infections I am more convinced than ever that we are right to push the boosters as fast as possible and that the proportionate steps to help reduce Covid transmission earlier this week are justified.

Boosting Immunity

Last weekend I visited the Roffey vaccine centre.  Alongside their colleagues at Christ‘s Hospital they are helping to deliver a very high local uptake for both the vaccine and booster. 

Keeping Safe

On the 8th December 2020, 90-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive a Pfizer Covid vaccination.

This kicked off the biggest vaccination programme in the country’s history and marked a moment of hope after months of restrictions and uncertainty.

Jeremy Quin Meets Teams Delivering Booster Jabs

I visited the teams back at Christ's Hospital delivering Covid booster jabs (alongside flu vaccinations where desired) to hundreds of local residents as part of the booster programe.

Congratulations To Our Students

Congratulations to the students who received their A Level and Level 3 Vocational results this week.  I am delighted for Sarah Edwards at the Weald and Dan Lodge at Collyers and their teams that all their efforts supporting their students over the past difficult year, have come through – and even

A Thank You to Teachers

This week, the Prime Minister confirmed that Step 4 of the Roadmap will go ahead on the 19th July.