Etchingham Vaccination Centre now closed

After successfully delivering tens of thousands of Covid-19 immunisations, Etchingham Vaccination Centre has now closed.

The centre, run from the Village Hall, was one of the first to open in Sussex in January and has been run in partnership between local GPs and Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. Dedicated volunteers have also supported the site from the day it opened.

As restrictions lift across the UK and vaccination centres can again be used for their intended purposes new venues are being looked at to deliver ongoing vaccinations. Demand for appointments at Etchingham had also been significantly reducing over the last few weeks.

Anyone who has a second dose vaccination booked at Etchingham Village Hall will be contacted directly in the coming weeks and advised where they need to go to receive their immunisation..

Mike Jennings, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s Deputy Chief Executive, is leading work around the vaccination centres. He said: “I want to thank the team at Etchingham who have worked so hard to deliver tens of thousands of vaccinations. Etchingham was one of the first vaccination centres to open in Sussex and paved the way for four more large scale vaccinations centres across the county.

“Its success has truly been down to great partnership working between everyone involved.

“I want to reassure people who have second doses booked at Etchingham that we will be in touch soon with information about where you need to go to get your second immunisation.”

If you are aged over 18 and you haven’t yet had your jab, walk in clinics are being held across the county. For information about your closest one, visit www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/