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Covid-19 vaccination for 12 to 15-year-olds

 

Eligibility


Anyone over the age of 12 years of age is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Most 12 to 15-year-olds will be offered a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through their school.
 
Young people aged 12 to 15 years that are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19, or who are household contacts of severely immunosuppressed individuals, will be offered two doses of vaccine. A third dose is being offered to all those aged 12 years and older who had a weakened immune system around the time they had their first 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
More info on who can get the COVID-19 vaccine: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-COVID-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/  
 
To book an appointment for someone aged 12 to 15 years-old to get their jab at a mass vaccination centre click here.  

 

Consent

 
As with other vaccines, consent is needed before children and young people can have the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
All parents, or those with parental responsibility, are asked for consent and will usually make this decision jointly with their children.
 
Some young people may be mature enough to provide their own consent. This sometimes occurs if a parent has not returned a consent form but the child still wishes to have the vaccine on the day of the session. Every effort will be made to contact the parent to seek their verbal consent.
 
This is a well-established process which you will be familiar with from other school-based vaccination programmes.
 
For more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/COVID-19-vaccination-resources-for-schools
 


Will school children get the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine on the same day?


Most children over 12 years are eligible for the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
Most children will be offered the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine in schools.  This may be at different vaccination sessions rather than on the same day. If children are offered flu and COVID-19 vaccines on the same day though, then they can be given at the same time.
 

Leaflets and Documents

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