COVID Vaccinations – Updated 28 January 2021

Update on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: National Vaccination Letters

We are aware that some of our patients are starting to receive letters from the national vaccination booking system. The letter is labelled only from the NHS and invites you to book your vaccination appointment.

Please don’t worry, our service is not affected.

These letters are offering the opportunity to book an appointment at one of the larger vaccination centres, such as the Brighton Centre or a local pharmacy. You cannot book at our vaccination service through this system.

Our vaccination service at Selsey Centre is working alongside these other services. You have a choice where you receive your vaccination – at our service or at a larger vaccination centre like the Brighton Centre or at a local pharmacy service.

Our team/our Federation will contact you directly to arrange an appointment at our vaccination service. Appointments for the larger vaccination centres and pharmacies are available through the national booking system set out in the letter – either online or by phone.

You can either follow the details in the letter to book at one of those services, or we will be contacting you in the next two weeks to arrange an appointment in our local service.

We thank you for your support.

COVID Vaccinations Update 26/01/2021

We are pleased to announce that the vaccination clinics for the Chichester Alliance of Medical Practices (ChAMP) have now started at Tangmere Village Centre and The Selsey Centre. We aim to provide regular clinics at both sites, over the forthcoming weeks, subject to vaccine availability. The quantity and frequency of delivery is centrally controlled by the NHS and so we are unable to provide any detailed information on future clinics. We expect to receive regular supplies and will endeavour to make maximum use of all vaccines available to us. Vaccination clinics are running during the week of 18th January.

Subject to delivery, the next vaccination clinics are as follows:

  • 27th Jan – Tangmere Village Centre
  • 29 – 31 Jan – Tangmere Village Centre
  • 29 – 31 Jan – Selsey Centre

These centres will be used to provide vaccinations to patients from all eight ChAMP Practices (Cathedral Medical Group, Langley House, Lavant Road, Parklands, Selsey, Southbourne Tangmere and Witterings). These practices are working together to provide the vaccines fairly to all patients in the wider Chichester area; none of these practices are being prioritised ahead of any others nor are any practices vaccinating their patients any faster than others. The vaccination sites will be staffed by a mixture of local GP Practice staff, hospital staff and members of the public who have volunteered from the local community.

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When you attend the clinic, please dress warmly as occasionally the queue extends outside and after your vaccine you will need to wait for 15 minutes in a well ventilated room. Please however dress appropriately so you can provide easy access to the top of an arm. It would help if you can bring a piece of paper with your Name, Date of Birth and Post Code written on it. Please advise your vaccinator if you have any allergies.

Please do not attend the vaccination hub if you have any COVID symptoms.

The Selsey Centre
Tangmere Village Centre
The Selsey Centre
Tangmere Village Centre

A central ChAMP NHS Organisation will contact eligible patients directly by telephone to book them into the clinics; alternatively, due to the scale of organising the vaccine, you may also receive a text message but before responding to this please see the message below regarding Potential Fraudulent COVID Vaccination Telephone Calls and emails. You will not be asked for your NHS Number when you are contacted.  If you will be attending with a formally registered carer, who is employed as a healthcare provider, you can arrange to book their vaccination at this same time whilst you are on the telephone. Informal carers will be invited with Group 6. Please do not contact your GP surgery as they will not be able to book you into this clinic. Your practice has already supplied a list of eligible patients to this central organisation.

Please be aware, there are a lot of patients in the Priority 2 group and so it will take a number of weeks to vaccinate them all. If you are not invited in the first week or two, you will still receive an invite. We will put an announcement on this news page when we believe we have contacted all patients in one cohort and are moving on to the next; at that stage we will provide details of what to do if you have not been contacted.

The eligible cohorts are listed below, the current cohorts being vaccinated are highlighted in blue. You may have heard in the news that 70 year olds are being vaccinated; only a very limited number of locations in the country have moved onto this cohort and the vast majority, like us, are still vaccinating Priority 2 patients:

  • Priority 1: Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults.
  • Priority 2: All those 80 years of age and over, frontline health and social care workers.
  • Priority 3: All those 75 years of age and over.
  • Priority 4: All those 70 years of age and over, those clinical extremely vulnerable individuals over 16 years old.
  • Priority 5: All those 65 years of age and over.
  • Priority 6: Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at risk group.
  • Priority 7: All those 60 years of age and over.
  • Priority 8: All those 55 years of age and over.
  • Priority 9: All those 50 years of age and over.

Please advise us if we should use a different telephone number to contact you if you are temporarily living away from your permanent home but remain within the wider Chichester area. If you are living temporarily in a different part of the country, please contact a local practice for their arrangements.

Further updates on the COVID Vaccination will be provided on this news page as they become available.