Please take up your vaccine when offered

From: Jill SteatonRegional Head in the South East at Diabetes UK

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:50 pm

Diabetes UK is urging people with diabetes across Sussex to take up the coronavirus vaccine when offered it.

People with diabetes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and have a higher risk of becoming seriously ill if they develop coronavirus.

If you have diabetes, the best way to protect yourself against coronavirus is to avoid contact with the virus and get vaccinated.

Victoria Medical Centre (VMC) Vaccination Clinic inside The Beacon shopping centre in Eastbourne. Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Covid Vaccine SUS-210901-143747001

With all adults with diabetes now being offered the vaccine, it’s incredibly important to take up your invitation – to help keep yourself, your family, and your community safe.

The vaccines being offered are safe and will save lives, but if you have any concerns, please call Diabetes UK’s Helpline on 0345 123 2399 or visit