2. Vaccines for 5-15 year olds
If you are aged 5 and over you can book a vaccination appointment online:
Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS website
Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after their 1st dose.
We understand that parents might have concerns about getting their child vaccinated which is completely normal.
Information on why the vaccines are safe and effective for children aged 5- 15 can be found on the NHS website:
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for children aged 5 to 15 - NHS website
Some children aged 12 to 15 can get a booster dose if they had a 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago and they either:
- have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- live with someone who has a weakened immune system
Conditions that mean they may be at high risk are:
- a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
- Down's syndrome
- severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they're on the learning disability register)
- a condition that means they're more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)
- Who is at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS website