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Spring COVID Booster 2024

We at The Lighthouse Medical Practice are excited to announce that South Downs Health & Care (SDHC) will be giving our eligible patients the COVID spring booster.

Eligibility Criteria for the Spring Covid Vaccination

  • Adults aged 75 years and over
  • Residents in care homes for older adults
  • Individuals aged over 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed

SDHC have been responsible for giving the Covid-19 vaccine to our patients since it was first available and we are grateful for their ongoing commitment, which allows us to focus on providing day-to-day medical care for patients.

Eligible patients will receive an invitation to book a vaccine appointment via SMS, with clinics being available from 22nd April.

Those unable to book an appointment via SMS will be able to phone SDHC to book their appointment on 01323 402530 (please do not call the surgery).

Please note that these combined appointments are exclusively available to patients at Lighthouse Medical Practice and will therefore be on specific days when other patients are not invited to the centre.

SDHC will be holding clinics at:

Hampden Park Health Centre, 12 Brodrick Close, Hampden Park, Eastbourne BN22 9NQ.

Walk-in Clinic Attendance

SDHC will be running run specific walk-in only clinics on designated days for people who cannot book an appointment. These will be advertised on their website, and on social media sites.

Housebound Patient Booking

The service will be visiting housebound patients from 15th April 2024 until 30th June 2024. They will contact you by telephone a few days before visiting, to ensure that you will be in and that you are well. There is no need for you to contact them to book an appointment unless you missed your booked visit and received a card to this effect through your door.

Telephone Booking

SDHC will be manning a telephone helpline between 0930 – 1300 Monday to Friday, for those people with vaccine queries and for those who are unable to book their appointments via the National Booking Service. This helpline has a voicemail facility, so please feel free to leave a message and they will aim to respond to you the next working day. The number is: 01323 402530.

Please do not contact the surgery about your Covid vaccines, as this prevents patients who need medical attention getting through to us quickly. 

Date published: 8th September, 2023
Date last updated: 22nd April, 2024