NHS and partners
All children aged 5-11 are now being offered COVID-19 vaccinations in line with the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). As well as protecting children against serious COVID infection and long covid, this will reduce the risk of children passing on the infection to others.
Appointments are available at selected vaccination centres and community pharmacies, which can be booked online at www.nhs.uk/covid vaccine or by calling 119, free of charge. Some GP vaccination services are also offering appointments for their patients in this age group but please do not contact your practice unless you are invited to make an appointment.
All vaccination centres offering the jab to this age group have gone through additional checks and have staff who are experienced in vaccinating children. They will offer a child-friendly environment for families with young children and longer appointment times to help put children at ease.
Dr Bnar Talabani explains why children are being offered the vaccine
COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11
JCVI statement on vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years old