Quiet Covid-19 vaccines for those who need a quiet environment

Published: 12 May 2021

Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session at Children & Family Centre, St James’ Road, Chichester

Saturday 22 May 2021, 8.30 am – 3.45 pm

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to be able to offer a dedicated ‘Quiet COVID-19 Vaccination Session’ for people requiring their first dose COVID vaccination. The details are:

WHERE: Children & Family Centre (Home Start Portacabin),

St James’ Road, Chichester PO19 7AB

BOOK: By calling or texting the Public Involvement Team

on 079 202 44 988

This Quiet Session is being offered to people living in Sussex who are currently eligible for the vaccine and over the age of 40 who may need more time for their appointment, or who have extra access needs where a quieter and calmer environment would help support them to receive their vaccination. This includes:

  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with autism
  • People living with a neurodiverse condition
  • People living with a Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s
  • People living with obsessive compulsive disorder
  • People living with mental health conditions
  • People living with high anxiety

The Quiet Session at the Children & Family Centre (Chichester) will offer:

  • Fewer appointments, so less people will be there during the session
  • Longer appointments to give you more time
  • 1:1 nursing care for everyone receiving their vaccination
  • The entire appointment will be on the ground floor
  • Everyone will be offered the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, so you must be over 40 years old
  • Free transport for anyone who needs it (see below for details)

What will happen when I arrive at the Quiet Session?

The vaccination will take place in the Home Start Portacabin within the Children and Family Centre.

A nurse (who will also have an assistant) will greet each patient at the entrance and support them through the venue to a quiet and private Vaccination area.

They will take you through all aspects of the process on a 1:1 basis, including clinical assessment and vaccination.

The Home Start Portacabin is on one floor and is accessed via a ramp.

Each person can bring a carer who can be present throughout their journey.

There will only be 22 appointments being offered, which allows us to give you much more time for your vaccination (up to 20 minutes) and have one nurse per patient to support you throughout.

Booking Information

Bookings can be made by phoning or texting the local NHS Public Involvement Team on 0792 0244 988, who will take relevant details and pass on any additional information to the vaccination team to make the journey on the day as smooth as possible. This includes:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your age (you must be over 40 years old to access this session)
  • Your NHS number, if you know this
  • Your GP name and practice
  • Your ethnicity
  • If you have capacity to consent
  • Emergency contact details
  • Your personal access requirements, and anything you want to let the vaccination team know in advance to help support you in the best way they can on the day.
As always, please call me Lynda Hunter on 07968 296759 if you have any questions or concerns.