We are aware of the recent announcement on COVID-19 vaccination for some children under the age of 12, and will update these pages as soon as we have more information.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Two doses are being offered to children aged 12 to 15 to give them the best possible protection against COVID-19.
All children aged 12 to 15 can now get a first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (including children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination). Most children can get a second dose from 12 weeks after they had their first dose. Children aged 12 to 15 who have a condition that means they are at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 can have their second dose from eight weeks after their first dose.
Most children can:
- get their vaccine at school
- book their COVID-19 vaccination appointments online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- Call 119, free of charge, to book an appointment. You can speak to a translator if you need to.
- find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
You can find information and videos about the vaccine created for young people, by young people, on the Everything COVID website.
Parents and young people are being asked to read the patient information in advance of arriving for their appointment.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
To find a vaccination site anywhere in England, visit the NHS COVID-19 vaccination search page.