This winter we are anticipating a surge in Covid and flu cases, and so it remains vital that staff are protected and in turn, our patients.
Booster jabs for frontline health and care workers are now available, including substantive staff, active locum and bank workers, volunteers, students, and those on honorary contracts. As a priority group, there are no age restrictions.
You can receive a Covid-19 booster up to 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose. If you have recently had Covid, you need to wait until 4 weeks after infection.
Covid-19 boosters in the community
You can book a vaccine through the National Booking Service or by calling 119. The appointment dates you will be offered will start from 3 months (91 days) after your previous dose.
Please remember to tell us if you have your vaccinations outside the Trust, or are choosing to decline, via this short form.
Visit a walk-in centre or contact your GP
Walk-in clinics for Covid boosters operate every day in various locations across Sussex – find your nearest walk-in centre online.
You can also contact your GP and make it clear that you’re a health and care worker for priority vaccination.
Some pharmacies offer a flu and Covid vaccination service.
Access your vaccinations internally
We are also running a small number of internal clinics for staff flu and Covid booster vaccinations, which are available to book through our internal booking system (PathEKS) on any device. You do not need to book for flu.
All staff will need their Assignment number and NHS number on attendance at the clinic, however, if you don’t have these you should still attend.
Additional clinics will be added each week depending on the demand and vaccine supply. Walk-ins are welcome, though it may take slightly longer to be seen.
Some wards will take responsibility for vaccinating their own teams – this arrangement will be shared with you by your ward manager if relevant.