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Children aged 12-15

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Children aged 12-15

Children aged 12-15-years-old will be able to have their first or second Covid-19 vaccination at school or at certain vaccination clinics, which are being held outside of school hours.

12-15-year-olds are being offered two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine 12 weeks apart. The vaccine is safe, quick and effective. It does not give people the Covid-19 virus and does not contain any animal products. Children do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated. 

Children should not attend a vaccination session or appointment either at school or at a centre if they have tested positive for Covid-19. They should self-isolate and wait for 12 weeks before having their first or second dose. Children who are at increased risk, should wait 4 weeks from a positive test result, before having their vaccine.

For more information on the Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15-year-olds, please visit the NHS website.

School clinics

Second doses for 12-15-year-olds will be offered in schools from 10 January. Children who have not yet had a vaccine can get their first dose during these vaccination sessions. Like all school-based vaccination programmes, the vaccines will be administered by healthcare staff working closely with the school and following the usual approach to school-based immunisation. Consent will be sought by the local School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS) from the parent or person with parental responsibility in the same way as for any other school vaccination programme.

Vaccination clinics

You can either walk in or book an appointment at these clinics, which are being held at the Mansfield Vaccination Centre, King’s Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub or the Forest Recreation Ground Vaccination Centre. Parents or guardians should attend the appointment to give their consent. 

You can book an appointment at these clinics on the NHS website.  

OR 

You can walk into the sites without an appointment during certain hours: 

  • Mansfield Vaccination Centre – Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm-7.30pm 
  • King’s Mill Hospital – Monday – Sunday 8am-1.30pm 
  • Forest Recreation Ground – Monday and Wednesday 4.30pm-7.30pm 

Children aged 12-15 at higher risk

Children aged 12-15 who are clinically vulnerable or at higher risk will be contacted to arrange their vaccination. Letters and texts are being sent to invite those eligible to book their vaccine.  

People who are eligible can book using the swiftqueue link provided in their letter, or by contacting the booking line, details of which are also included in the letter. People must bring their eligibility letter to the vaccination site to receive their vaccine.   

If a person believes they are eligible but have not been contacted, they can contact their GP or hospital consultant to discuss eligibility and provision of an appropriate letter.  

Read more on our FAQ page.

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