Covid-19 booster shots are ‘in high demand’ in Brighton and Hove Brighton News

More than four million visits have been made nationwide to the NHS website following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Sunday.

Mr Johnson urged adults to “get boosted now”, promising all over 18s could receive their jabs by the end of the year.

This has triggered queues of up to five hours at walk-in centers across the UK.

Moments after the announcement, the NHS booking site crashed as it was overwhelmed with demand from millions of people.

The NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) have announced that the local operation is also in high demand.

“The Covid vaccine reservation service is currently facing extremely high demand and therefore operates a queue system,” a spokesperson said.

“For users aged 18 to 29, please note that the reservation opens Wednesday, December 15.

“Please be patient – no one will miss their call-back.”

It came as health chiefs estimated that current daily omicron infections have reached around 200,000 a day in the UK.

Meanwhile, lateral flow testing has run out after it was announced that all close contacts of Covid cases will be required to perform daily testing starting Tuesday.

The rule applies to those who are doubly vaccinated, while those who are not must self-isolate for ten days.

On Monday mid-morning, home deliveries of the tests were suspended as the website failed to meet record demand.

Earlier this month, walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations at the Churchill Square clinic were temporarily suspended.

The decision to suspend walk-in visits to the Brighton vaccination center from Wednesday 8 December aims to free up 1,400 additional slots for weekly appointments to be booked.

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Siobhan Melia said the decision was to support the nationwide campaign to deliver boosters quickly.

How to book a COVID-19 vaccination

The public can get vaccinated by booking online through the national reservation service or by calling 119, with some GP offices also inviting eligible people to get in touch.

The online reservation service uses a queue system.

The site says, “If you are unable to reserve now, please try again later today or tomorrow.” ”

Vaccination centers available without appointment

Sovereign Harbor Community Center

Where: The Crumbles, Pevensey Bay Road, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH

When: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Further information: Pfizer. First and second doses only.

Church of the Kings

Where: The Hastings Center, The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2SA

When: December 14-17, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Further information: AstraZeneca and Pfizer. First and second doses only.

Newhaven Youth Center

Where: Denton Island, Newhaven, BN9 9BA

When: December 14 and 21 and January 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hastings Town Hall

Where: Entrance Priory Square, Hastings, TN34 1QR

When: December 15-17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Further information: AstraZeneca and Pfizer. First and second doses only.

Tesco supermarket

Where: Church Road, Hove, BN3 2DL

When: December 15, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s Church

Where: St Peters Church, York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU

When: December 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Bevy

Where: 50 Hillside, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, BN2 4TF

When: December 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The meridian center

Where: Sutton Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB

When: December 23 and January 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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