The COVID-19 vaccination programme began in England on the 8th December 2020.
To begin with vaccinations were administered in NHS hospital hubs although from the 14th December 2020, vaccinations were also administered through local vaccination services such as GP practices and then in care homes by the end of the year. From 11th January 2021, Vaccination Centres such as sports stadiums also started providing vaccinations and throughout 2021, mobile units were also deployed to support the vaccination programme.
Over time, younger cohorts began being invited whilst priority was given to those in clinically extremely vulnerable groups.
By December 2021, anyone aged 12 and over could book a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. Those aged 16 and over would also be able to book a second dose and those aged 18 and over would be able to book a third or booster vaccine dose. The programme was expanded substantially in response to a new variant of COVID-19 designated Omicron.
The first table shows the number of people who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in West Sussex districts.
|Area||Number of individuals aged 12+ receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 12+)||Number of individuals aged 16-64 receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 16-64)||Number of individuals aged 65 and over receiving at least one dose||Proportion (aged 65+)|
Data source: https://coronavirus-staging.data.gov.uk