COVID-19 – Current Status

COVID-19 – Current Status

Latest Update 12th April 2021

First Dose Covid Vaccinations

Everyone in group 8 & 9 (pages aged 50 to 59) can book their vaccine via the link on their letter they should have received or by phoning 119. The closest centre is the Ticehurst Pharmacy.  The link to click on to make on online booking is Book online Covid appointment.

Vaccine groups 10, 11 and 12 ( people with no pre-existing health conditions who are under 50) are not being called for vaccination at the moment. We do not have a date at the present time of when this campaign is going to start

Pfizer Second Dose Vaccination

All of the second doses of the Pfizer vaccinations are going to take place at the Hastings Centre (Kings Church) and NOT at Etchingham village hall.

The Hastings Centre is opposite the Conquest Hospital and the address is:

Hastings Centre (Kings Church)
The Ridge,
TN34 2SA.

We are now starting to book patients in for their second jabs and everyone will be be contacted within the 12 week framework of their first vaccination.

Astra Zeneca Second Dose Vaccinations

The second dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccination will still be carried out at Etchingham village hall. The surgery will be contacting everyone with their appointment and this will be completed within the 12 week framework of their first vaccination


Covid Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. Therefore if you develop any of these symptoms please arrange a test as soon as possible

You can book a Covid test online or by dialling 119. Click on Covid Test for booking an online test

Vaccination Progress

  • patients over 85     -First Dose given 99% Second Dose given 44%
  • patients 80-85 yrs  – First Dose given 98% Second Dose given 52%
  • patients 75-80 yrs  – First Dose given 97% Second Dose given 35%
  • patients 70-75 yrs  – First Dose given 95%  Second Dose given 12%
  • patients 65-70 yrs – First Dose given 95% Second Dose given 4%
  • Patients 60-65 yrs – First Dose given 95% Second Dose given 7%
  • Patients 55-60 yrs – First Dose given 92% Second Dose given 10%
  • Patients 50-55 yrs – First Dose given 90% Second Dose given 7%