Seasonal booster Covid vaccines
The NHS should contact you if you're eligible for a seasonal booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this spring.
You may be offered a seasonal booster if you:
- are aged 75 years old or over (you need to have turned 75 on or before 30 June 2023)
- live in a care home for older adults
- are aged 5 years old or over and have a weakened immune system
Walk in sessions are also available. For the latest list of walk in sessions visit Alliance for better care website.
Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS)
The Vaccine Data Resolution Service (VDRS) aims to resolve missing or incorrect vaccination records for people vaccinated in England who have a current NHS number and are registered with a GP practice in England.
The service has been established by NHS England and NHS Improvement, in partnership with NHS Digital, and is delivered by both the South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW CSU) and by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).
The service consists of two main elements:
- Outbound service: A pilot of outbound calls was launched on 3 August to patients identified as having a second dose but where no first dose is showing on the national immunisation database (NIMS). This service continues to operate.
- Inbound service accessed via 119: Referrals to the VDRS can be made via any of the services accessed via 119.
Please note: 119 and VDRS call agents will not provide clinical advice and cannot assist at this time with queries related to vaccinations received overseas. If the query relates to personal information that is incorrect on the patient record (e.g. name, address), these will still need to be resolved by their GP practice.
If you believe you have missing or incorrect COVID-19 vaccination data, please call 119 and ask the call agent to make a referral to the VDRS team on their behalf. The VDRS team will then call the person back within 5 working days.
COVID19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
For Information on the COVID19 Vaccine Program please visit: www.sussex.ics.nhs.uk/your-care/covid-19-vaccination/
If you can’t find the answer, please contact the Vaccine Enquiries Team:
- Email: email@example.com
- Call the vaccine enquiry phone line: 0800 433 4545 (open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday).
What is Long COVID?
- Ongoing symptomatic COVID
This is where your symptoms continue for more than 4 weeks. If your symptoms last for longer than 12 weeks, it will then be called;
- Post-COVID Syndrome
This is where your ongoing symptoms continue for longer than 12 weeks and cannot be explained by any other condition.
Symptoms of Long Covid can be many and varied and can change over time.
The recovery time is different for everyone. The length of your recovery is not necessarily related to the severity of your initial illness or whether you were in hospital. If new or ongoing symptoms do occur and they are causing you concern, you should always seek medical advice and support. For additional information please see the Your Covid Recovery website.