All children aged 12 to 15 years old are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination.
The medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has confirmed the Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective for children in this age group, following a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine. One dose of the Pfizer vaccine is being offered to children aged 12 to 15 years old, to give them protection against COVID-19.
Appointments for 12-15 year old vaccinations can be booked using the NHS’s online booking system: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Walk-ins are available at locations across Birmingham and Solihull. More information on locations, dates and times is included in the table below.
If your child has an appointment planned at school, this should be attended, and no further action is required.
These appointments will also be open to any children who have turned 12 since vaccinations were offered at their school, or those who previously returned a declined a vaccination, and would now like to have one.
In order to have a vaccination, the child must be accompanied to their appointment by a parent or guardian, who has parental responsibility, to provide consent. This can be a birth parent recorded on the child’s birth certificate, or by means of a care order special guardianship, or appointed guardianship. If the child’s parent/guardian are also eligible for a first, second or booster dose, they will be able to have this at the same time.
All children will need to wait in the waiting area and be observed for 15 minutes after having their vaccination. This is so that in the unlikely event they have a reaction to the vaccine, trained staff can help immediately.
For answers to questions and concerns you may have, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine-for-children-aged-12-to-15/