Protect yourself during the festive period with COVID-19 and flu boosters

The NHS in Sussex is calling for anyone who is yet to get their COVID-19 Autumn Booster to come forward and ensure their health is better protected during the festive and New Year period.

The protection from vaccines reduces over time so the booster is being offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 to increase their protection during the winter months when viruses spread most easily.

Appointments are available at walk-in centres in Eastbourne and Hastings to make it as easy as possible for you to get the top-up jab, or you can book an appointment on the National Booking Service online, by calling 119 or by following an invitation from a local team.

To date, more than 565,000 people in the county have received their COVID-19 boosters.

People eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine include everyone aged 50 and over and those with conditions that put them at greater risk of the disease, such as people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women.

People in these groups are also eligible for a free flu vaccination.

If you have a question about the Sussex COVID-19 vaccination programme you can contact the Vaccine Enquiries Team at or by calling the vaccine enquiry phone line 0800 433 4545 (open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday).