Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccination

COVID 19 – Spring Booster Campaign

Arun Integrated Care Primary Care Network will be holding Spring Boosters vaccination clinics locally on the following days and locations:

The Park Surgery (by appointment only)

Tuesday 7th June – 9am to 1pm

Saturday 11th June – 10am to 4pm

Tuesday 14th June – 9am to 1pm

Tuesday 21st June – 9am to 1pm

Further pop up clinic dates will be released soon

Please call 0333 370 4111 to book an appointment.

Spring Boosters are being offered to patients over 75 years of age, around 6 months since their last vaccination.

Vaccinations for children ages 5-11 years of age can be booked via 119 or through the National Booking website.

COVID-19 Vaccination walk in centres

Please click on this link to see what local walk in centres are avaliable – https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/ 

Need help getting to your vaccine appointment?

I don’t have a smart phone, how can i get proof that i have had my vaccine?

Please follow the link to request a letter from the NHS confirming you have had your vaccine – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/get-your-covid-pass-letter/

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccine approved for use in the UK was developed by Pfizer/BioNTech.

It has met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and no serious side effects or complications have been reported.

Read about the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?

After having both doses of the vaccine most people will be protected against coronavirus.

It takes a few weeks after getting the 2nd dose for it to work.

There is a small chance you might still get coronavirus even if you have the vaccine.

This means it is important to:

  • continue to follow social distancing guidance
  • if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people

Information:

Read more about why vaccines are safe and important, including how they work and what they contain.

COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy

You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.

If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection.

If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.

It’s very rare for anyone to have a serious reaction to the vaccine (anaphylaxis). If this does happen, it usually happens within minutes.

Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.Information:

You can report any suspected side effect using the Yellow Card safety scheme.

Visit Yellow Card for further information

COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any animal products or egg.

More information

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

For further details, please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

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