Trinity Medical Centre
1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT
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COVID vaccination has commenced for our area at Portslade Health Centre. You will be contacted according to national priority guidance. Please do not contact Portslade Health Centre or Trinity Medical Centre for information or queries relating to the vaccine or requests for earlier vaccination.
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 letters 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 Portslade Health Centre is working alongside these other services. You have a choice where you receive your vaccination – at our service, at a larger vaccination centre like the Brighton Centre or at a local pharmacy service. Our team 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 shortly to arrange an appointment in our local service.
We thank you for your support. Below are a few videos that may be helpful to you:
- How will I get my jab? (animation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh4DLdKD6uw
- I have received a letter, what do I do? (animation) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ame-eJ4RUSU
- How will I be invited? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtDEiOK46GM
- What is a vaccination centre? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izprZWWYe9w
Further information can be found at the link below: https://www.healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk/news/2021-01-07/vaccinations-covid-19
COVID 19 Vaccination Fact Checker: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/fact-check-covid-19-vaccinations/
Translated COVID 19 Resources: https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/translated-covid-19-resources/
We have received a number of enquiries this week about access to language support at vaccination centres and services. If you do not speak English as your first language, interpreting support is available at all of our vaccination sites and can be easily arranged to support you during your appointment. Face to face interpreting is available and can be requested from local organisations including Vandu and Sussex Interpreting Services.
They can be contacted using the details below:
- Vandu – 01273 473986 / email@example.com
- Sussex Interpreting Services: 01273 702005 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone interpreting is also available on site at all services. If you are d/Deaf, face to face British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting is also available by self-referral from Action Deafness and a video relay service using Signlive is available at all GP led local vaccination services, pharmacy led services and the vaccination centres.
COVID 19 Vaccination information in 5 South Asian Languages: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55171293
FAQ’s on COVID 19 Vaccination https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/keepsussexsafe/sussex-covid-19-vaccination-programme/faqs-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/
What to expect at your COVID Vaccination appointment?
• You will be asked to attend the same site to receive both vaccinations.
• You will be given two doses of the same vaccination (i.e., 2x Pfizer or 2x Oxford or 2x Moderna). You cannot ask to choose one type of vaccine over another. They are all effective.
• You will be screened for potential allergic reactions before getting vaccinated. All vaccinators will have the training they need to deal with any rare cases of adverse reactions, and all venues will be equipped to care for people who need it.
• After you have received the vaccine you will be given a card or paper indicating the date of your vaccination, type of vaccine and batch.
• Your GP will automatically be informed that you have been vaccinated