Southbourne Surgery

Southbourne Surgery

337 Main Road, Southbourne, West Sussex, PO10 8JH

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Telephone: 01243 388740

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Additional Vaccination Progress Update and 2nd Dose Information

Posted on March 18th, 2021

Update on the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Progress So Far

Over three quarters of all priority groups have now received their COVID-19 vaccination in Chichester

More than 40,000 vaccinations have been delivered across the GP practices in and around Chichester.

80.7% of all patients in the nationally set eligibility groups have now received their vaccination – that includes those aged 50 and over, those clinically extremely vulnerable and those who have underlying health conditions.

What is happening now?

Over the coming weeks first dose appointments will continue for those in these groups at both Tangmere and Selsey.

There have been concerns that Tangmere will close this month but that is not the case.

In recent weeks people identified by their age have been invited to use the national booking service to arrange an appointment at one of the mass vaccination centres (eg Westgate) or pharmacy led services.

Patients with an underlying health condition eg diabetes and learning disabilities have been the focus of our service, with more appointments taking place over the coming days and weeks.

If anyone has an underlying health condition and has not been contacted, please email the service team on ipc.covidcatchupchichester@nhs.net with your name, date of birth and contact number so they can arrange your appointment.

2nd Doses

Second dose appointments will also start in the coming weeks.

The national programme from NHS England sets out that people have to return to the vaccination service where they received their first dose for their second vaccination.

This is to ensure patient safety and make sure that people receive the same type of vaccine that they received for their first vaccination.

In reality what this means is that each service will receive deliveries with the exact number of vaccines to give as second doses as we gave to our patients for their first dose – and the same type of vaccine.

Therefore, if you have received your first vaccine at Selsey or Tangmere, our teams will be receiving the specific vaccine supplies to be able to give you your second vaccination.

When we opened, we were provided with the Pfizer vaccine to deliver to patients. We are set to receive Pfizer again to deliver the second vaccination.

It is a different vaccine that is used at the mass vaccination centres (eg Westgate) and this is why people will need to return to our services for their second jab, and this will provide the best possible protection.

The team supporting us with both Selsey and Tangmere will be contacting you as you approach 11 weeks after your first vaccination to arrange the next appointment.

Thanks continue to all of the teams across the two vaccination services including the many volunteers who are providing this vaccination to the most vulnerable patients.

If you have any questions about the vaccination programme please email sxccg.vaccineenquiries@nhs.net. Please note this cannot be used to arrange appointments.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Friday
    08:30 until 18:30
    Emergency Calls Only 08:00 - 08:30 Routine Calls 08:30 - 12:00 Urgent on the day calls after 12:00 midday
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED