Vaccinations for 5-11 year olds

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.

If you have questions, please see our FAQs for 5-11-year-olds or to arrange a free, confidential conversation with a local pharmacist book a free call back or call 07828 499044.

Vaccination sites open to 5-11 year olds on an appointment or walk-in basis are listed below:

Guy’s Hospital clinic for 5-11s

Guy’s Hospital is running a vaccination clinic for 5-11 year olds and offers walk-in slots or advanced booking – email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk

The clinic is open Monday to Saturday at the below times.

Opening times:

  • Monday: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: Closed
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 16:00

­­St Thomas’ Hospital clinic for 5-11s

St Thomas’ Hospital (Vaccination Centre 1) is running a vaccination clinic for 5-11 year olds and offers walk-in slots or advanced booking – email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk

The clinic is open Monday to Saturday at the below times.

Opening times:

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00

The clinic is open Monday to Saturday at the below times.

You must bring this letter, email or text to the walk-in site and confirm that you have read COVID-19 vaccination consent form for children.

If you feel your child is eligible, but have not received a letter, then please head to GOV.UK to check eligibility, or email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk if you have any questions.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 on GOV.UK or read our FAQs.

Aspire Pharmacy

  • Location23 High Street, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6EQ
  • Opening days (including dates): Monday – Sunday
  • Opening times: Monday-Friday: 09:00-18:45. Saturday – 08:30-18:30. Sunday: 11:00-15:45
  • Booking information: Walk ins and bookings

You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

15/05/2022 – Crayford Community Centre 9:30pm – 4pm:  175 Townhall Square, Crayford, DA1 4FN.

To book please email covid19schoolvaccinationsprogramme@gstt.nhs.uk

Bromley Civic Centre

You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

Cotmandene Children & Family Centre pop-up clinic

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  • Location: Stadium Rd, London, SE18 4QH
  • Date and time:
    • Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8am to 4.30pm.
  • Booking information: Walk-in, no appointment needed.
  • Further information: This clinic is for anyone aged 12 and over (Pfizer offered) and 5-11-year-olds.

    First, second and booster doses available
    second dose only offered if at least eight weeks since the first dose. Booster dose only offered if at least 3 months since second dose.

Late Night Woolwich Pharmacy, Royal Greenwich

Mangal Pharmacy, 136A Well Hall Road, Eltham

  • Location136A Well Hall Rd, London SE9 6SN
  • Day and time
    • Thursday 5 May, 9am – 10:45am
    • Friday 6 May, 9am – 10:45am
    • Saturday 7 May, 9am – 1:30pm
    • Sunday 8 May, 9am – 1:30pm
  • Booking information: No booking required.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number

St. Thomas’s Hospital

  • Location: St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH (view Site Map)
  • How to book: email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk.
  • Opening days: Monday – Saturday
  • Opening times:
    • Monday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Saturday: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Booking information: Walk-ins and bookings

 You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number

Fairlee Pharmacy

Copes Pharmacy, Streatham

Guy’s Hospital clinic for 5-11s

Guy’s Hospital is running a vaccination clinic for 5-11 year olds and offers walk-in slots or advanced booking – email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk

The clinic is open Monday to Saturday at the below times.

Opening times:

  • Monday: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
  • Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 08:00 – 18:00

The Waldron Health Centre

  • Booking information: Walk-ins and bookings.

You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

Further information can be found in our COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility document.


Goldsmiths Community Centre

You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number


University Hospital Lewisham

  • Location: Lewisham High St, London SE13 6LH
  • Date and time:
  • Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 8am to 4.30pm.
  • Booking information: Walk-in, no appointment needed.
  • Further information: This clinic is for anyone older than 12 years of age (Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine offered) and 5-11-year-olds. Second doses offered if it is at least eight weeks since the first dose. You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number. Booster jabs available if eligible.


St. Thomas’s Hospital

  • Location: St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH (view Site Map)
  • How to book: email CovidVaccineBookings@gstt.nhs.uk.
  • Opening days: Monday – Saturday
  • Opening times:
    • Monday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Tuesday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Wednesday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Thursday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
    • Saturday: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Booking information: Walk-ins and bookings

 You do not need proof of address, immigration status, ID or an NHS number

Guy’s Hospital