12-15? Don’t Miss Your Vaccine

Over 37.5 million UK residents have accessed both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, helping protect themselves, their families, and their communities.

In south east London over 20,800 people under the age of 18 have had their COVID-19 vaccine.

Whatever your reason, don’t miss your vaccine.

Can I have the vaccine?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. One dose is being offered to children aged 12 to 15 to give them the best protection against COVID-19.

This includes children who turn 12 on the date of their vaccination.

Some children are being offered 2 doses of a vaccine if either:

Where can I get the vaccine?

If you are aged between 12 and 15, you can access your vaccine in a few different ways.

You can access your vaccine via your school nursing teams. Most children will be given their vaccine at school during school hours. They will be given 1 dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Your parents will need to provide their consent so you can be given the COVID-19 vaccine. Your parent or guardian will get a letter or email with information about when the vaccine will be offered, and they will be asked to give consent. To find out more about the consent form, contact your school for more information.

Children who do not go to school, for example if they are home-schooled, will also be offered a vaccine. Your parent or guardian will be contacted about when and where you can get one.

If you are unsure about whether your parents might provide consent on your behalf, you can find out how to start a conversation about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Visit a walk-in clinic

You can also get your COVID-19 vaccine from a select number of walk-in and pop-up clinics all across south east London.

As the information is constantly updated, please check the link for the latest information about a vaccination clinic near you.

Book my appointment online

If you’re aged 12 to 15, you can book your vaccine appointment via the National Booking Service. If you’ve already booked a vaccination appointment through a GP or local NHS service, you do not need to book again.

I have questions about the vaccine

We know you might have questions about the vaccine – from how it was made, how it was approved quickly, to questions about any side effects – and that’s ok.

Here, we’ve pulled together videos of live Q&As we’ve held with healthcare professionals in south east London so you can trust that the information you have about COVID-19 and vaccine is factual and correct.

You can also read through a list of questions and answers to help you make your choice on the NHS Vaccine Facts website.

Book a conversation with a healthcare professional

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination, you can book a free confidential conversation with a healthcare professional via the Covid Helpline. You will be called back by a local pharmacist who will be able to give you the latest information on the vaccination and answer any questions you may have.

Book a slot for a conversation with a clinician at a specified time or ring the automated phoneline: 07828 499044