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

What is a Vaccination Centre?

It is very important to emphasise that the new regional vaccination centres are additional to and not instead of the excellent work being undertaken locally.

Covid Vaccine Update 25th January

National Picture

Yesterday over 492,000 people were vaccinated.  That brings the total to 6.35m, well over 1 in 10 adults in the UK.  Over 75 per cent of over 80s have now received their first dose.

Local Picture

Vaccine Roll Out National Picture

As of the 18th January, 4,062,501 people in the UK have received a vaccination. Over half of over 80s and half of elderly care home residents have been vaccinated. 

Vaccine Rollout Update

• Patients from  Billingshurst Surgery began to receive vaccinations this week at Glebe Surgery, Storrington.

Postal Delays Update

Further to my post of 14th January I wanted to pass on specific reassurance that I have been provided by Royal Mail in the light of the postal delays in Horsham.  

Vaccine Hope for the Future

In “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”; one of CS Lewis’ characters realises the awful plight of ice-bound Narnia “Can you imagine? It is always winter and never Christmas”.

Vaccine Roll Out Billingshurst Surgery

Further to my post of the 10th January, I have had reconfirmation from the CCG that Billingshurst vaccinations are being organised alongside Storrington, Steyning and Henfield with a vaccination centre at The Glebe Surgery in Storrington. 

Covid Vaccination Scam Alert- Warning from West Sussex CCG

It is very worrying to hear that scammers are taking advantage of vulnerable people. But by raising awareness of what a scam looks like we can protect people and learn to recognise a genuine call or text message offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Local Vaccine Information 10th January

After visiting a local vaccination centre and speaking alongside other West Sussex MPs to our Local Health Commissioners on 9th January I am pleased to provide the update below.