In recent weeks, NHS teams have been visiting schools to offer protection against coronavirus through vaccination.
Any 12-15 year old child in your care who has missed out on vaccination, for whatever reason, is now being offered another chance to get their COVID jab.
Parents in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington can book their child in for a vaccination appointment using the NHS National Booking System,
Some walk-in clinics in North Central London can now vaccinate 12-15 year olds without needing an appointment. Please check the clinic details before travelling.
Even if you have previously declined the vaccine for your child, the NHS will still be happy to vaccinate them now. You don’t need to be registered with a GP, and we won’t ask any questions about your family’s employment or immigration status.
Please note that any child who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 will need to wait 28 days since their positive test before they can get vaccinated.
When you come for your appointment, you will need to bring:
- Details of an emergency contact
- Face coverings, which both parent and child should wear at all times unless exempt for health / disability reasons
- Your child’s NHS number if they have one
- Please note that due to space constraints only one parent or guardian can attend the appointment
About COVID-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds
All 12-15 year olds in the UK are being offered a single Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in line with the latest medical and scientific advice.
Vaccination is proven to be overwhelmingly safe and effective, and is considered to be the best way to protect children and families from what can in the worst cases be a very serious illness.
Vaccinations are administered by healthcare professionals trained in vaccinating children, and all staff have appropriate screening checks to enable them to work with children.
If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccination, healthcare professionals will be happy to answer these when you bring your child for their appointment.
For further information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).