COVID-19 vaccine information
Support for vulnerable households
The Government have announced a new scheme to help support vulnerable households over the winter as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.
We are still awaiting further details on this scheme, and once we have more information, we will update our website.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
COVID-19 vaccines are available for:
- Everyone aged 18 and over for first and second doses
- Children and young people aged 12 to 17 for first doses
- Booster jab for everyone aged 50 and over, frontline health and social care workers and those aged between 16 and 49 with an underlying health condition putting them at greater risk from the virus. You must be at six months from the date of your second vaccination to book a booster. Frontline health and social care workers can book online but others should wait to be invited for their booster vaccinations.
More information on the vaccination programme can be found on the Sussex Health and Care partnership website.
How and where can I get my vaccine?
You can book your vaccine appointments online or call 119. Or for first and second doses drop in to one of the walk-in vaccination clinics in Hastings, no appointment needed.
The vaccination services available in Hastings for anyone aged 16 years and over are:
Hastings COVID-19 Vaccine Services
Location Opening hours How to book an appointment Walk-ins available Vaccine available Kings Church Hastings Centre,The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2SA Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Book online on the national booking system or telephone 119 or 01424 236260 Yes for first and second doses only Pfizer and Astra Zeneca 1st and 2nd doses and boosters Laycock Pharmacy, Ore 494 Old London Road, Hastings, TN35 5BL Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday and Saturday 9am - 1pm
Book online on the national booking system or telephone 119 Yes Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Moderna 1st and 2nd doses and boosters Hastings Town Hall Priory Square entrance Hastings, TN34 1QR Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 3.30pm Telephone 01424 236260 Yes for first and second doses only Pfizer and Astra Zeneca 1st and 2nd doses and boosters Wellcare Pharmacy, Broomgrove 68 Malvern Way, Hastings, TN34 3PX Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm Book online on the national booking system or telephone 119 No Pfizer only 1st and 2nd doses and boosters Clarity Pharmacy, 28 Kings Road, St Leonards, TN37 6DU Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Book online on the national booking system or telephone 119 Yes Pfizer only 1st and 2nd doses and boosters
COVID vaccines for children aged 12 to 15 will be provided through schools and are not available at these services yet.
Pop-up vaccination clinics in Hastings
There are more pop up COVID vaccination clinics taking place in Hastings. You can just walk in to the sessions during the times shown below.
You should also wear a face covering. Please dress for the weather and bring a drink of water in case you have to queue.
All pop-up clinics will be providing the Pfizer vaccine unless otherwise stated. This is for first and second vaccines (if it has been over 8 weeks since your first).
There are no pop ups currently scheduled. Please check back here for future dates or look out on our social media accounts.
Frequently asked questions
If you would like to know more about the vaccination programme, there are regularly updated FAQs on the Sussex Health and Care Partnership website, to address common questions and queries. Read the latest FAQs
I need help to get to my vaccine appointment
East Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment will be able to book a free return journey to help them attend.
To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call 07871 603 235 to speak to a travel coordinator. The booking service is available between 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Once you are through to a travel coordinator you will be asked the following questions:
- Do you have access to transport to attend your vaccine appointment?
- Do you have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport? They do not have to be in your bubble as per government guidelines.
If both of these options are not available the travel coordinator will arrange transport for you, including any additional needs such as wheelchair-friendly vehicles.
All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.
Hastings HEART are also offering free transport for people struggling to get to vaccination centres. HEART volunteer drivers are all vaccinated themselves and are trained in cleaning their vehicles to make them as safe as possible for people to travel in. To request vaccination transport visit the Hastings HEART website and fill in a simple help request form or call 01424 235290 and request a call-back. Messages are picked up throughout the day and HEART aims to respond to everyone requesting help within 24hrs.
If you need to take public transport to your vaccine appointment, then the latest Hastings bus timetable can be found on Stagecoach's website.
COVID-19 vaccine information