Covid-19 Update: Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds
Covid-19 Update: Vaccinations for 12-15-year-olds in Kirklees
Update for Kirklees November 2021
Kirklees council has issued some useful new information for residents with full details of walk-in clinics, where you can book if you’re aged 12-15 and how to access transport to get your vaccine if you have poor mobility or struggle to meet the cost of travel to your vaccination site. Full details can be found here
Walk-in booster vaccines for eligible groups
Over 50s and other eligible people can get a booster jab at a walk-in clinic, if it is at least 6 months (182 days) after they had their 2nd dose. They can also book themselves in for a booster jab.
Vaccinations for children aged 12 to 15
You can book appointments for children aged 12 to 15 and they can attend some walk-in clinics.
If you have questions, in Kirklees the CCG will be able to answer your queries regarding vaccines and you can also contact Locala on 030 3330 9981 or via their website https://www.locala.org.uk/contact-us
Information and Guidance
The Government has accepted the advice of the four chief medical officers to offer vaccinations to 12-15-year-olds. A single dose of the covid vaccine will be offered to all healthy 12-15-year-olds.
The NHS is working with partners and school immunisation services to deliver this in secondary schools and letters will be sent to parents or guardians of children aged 12-15 with further details. They will also be asked to provide consent for their child to receive the vaccination, either through an online or a paper form. Children do not need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated.
12-15 year olds should be offered a first dose only, which will be of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the only vaccine currently authorised in the UK for those aged 12-15.
The recommendation for those aged 12-15 at greater risk of serious COVID-19, or who are household contacts of severely immunosuppressed individuals, remains that they be offered two. These children will have already been contacted by their GP and will not be included in the school programme.
Those that have a specific immunosuppressive condition as set out in JCVI guidance should have three doses in their primary schedule. These will be arranged by their consultant or GP.
In Kirklees the vaccination FAQs on the NHS CCG website have been updated with the most recent information many question you may have will be answered here https://www.kirkleesccg.nhs.uk/your-health/health-campaigns/covid-19-vaccination/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/
You can also contact Locala on 030 3330 9981 or via their website https://www.locala.org.uk/contact-us
For further information please see the information leaflets below:
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