On the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), children aged 5 to 11 can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of COVID-19.
Children will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults.
Children at greater risk of serious illness if they catch COVID-19 will need 2 doses of vaccine, 8 weeks apart. All other children will be offered 2 doses of vaccine 12 weeks apart.
Vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to help protect 5-11 year olds. Invitation letters will be sent out and appointments can be booked easily, just visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119 to book your first or second dose.
Parents will need to give consent for their child to be vaccinated.
Vaccination services open to this group of children have made adjustments to accommodate their needs, to ensure children and their families have a positive experience.
Vaccination sites open to 5-11 year olds on an appointment or walk-in basis are listed below: