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.

It is recommended for children over the age of 5 to be offered the COVID vaccine (approved by the UK’s medicines regulator) to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of COVID-19. 

Where can my child get the vaccine?

I’m a parent or guardian to a child aged 5 to 11

Children aged 5-11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between doses. A paediatric dose is smaller than the doses given to those aged 12 and over.

You will be able to get your child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group.

5-11 year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric (child) doses, eight weeks apart, and your GP or hospital specialist should  be in touch to arrange this.

You can also arrange a free, confidential conversation with a local pharmacist book a free call back or call 07828 499044.

If you are a parent of a child aged 5-11 and would like more information you can download our Covid-19 vaccine guidance booklet for parents by clicking Here

(Please find a link to a translated version of this resource in your language Here)

Upcoming webinar: Should My Child Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

If you’re a parent, guardian or carer with questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination for children, the NHS in London is partnering with the Department for Education and the National Network of Parent Carer Forums to answer questions and give expert advice on the COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens to help you decide what’s best for your child.
Reserve your free spot on our webinar, Friday 10 June, 13:30 to 14:30, here

Get involved with the SEL Sunflower Celebration

Our Healthier South East London have sent sunflower seeds to all 5-11 year olds across south east London to grow and nurture throughout spring and summer, as part of our summer plan to celebrate the incredible talent and creativity right here in SEL.
Now is your chance to get involved, by sharing photos of your blooming sunflowers or your little genius’ creations about growth, seeds and sunflowers– and help us to spotlight the incredible talent across SEL with our #SELSunflower celebration!

What to expect at your COVID-19 vaccination (for children and young people)

I’m a parent or guardian to a child aged 12 to 15

Two doses are being offered to children aged 12 to 15 to give them the best protection against COVID-19. 12 to 15 year olds can receive their 2nd dose either at a walk-in site or by booking an appointment via the NBS providing it has been 12 weeks since their 1st dose.

I’m a parent or guardian to someone 16 and over

If 16 and over, they can get their COVID-19 vaccine from a number of walk-in and pop-up clinics across south east London. As the information is constantly updated, please check the link for the latest information about a vaccination clinic near you.

Digital Covid Pass

Anyone over 12 can now get their digital NHS COVID Pass for travel.

You can get a digital NHS COVID Pass showing your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or test results.
You may be asked to show your NHS COVID Pass:

  • to travel abroad
  • at events or venues asking for proof of your COVID-19 status in England, Wales or the Isle of Man
 
Check the entry requirements of the country you’re visiting before you travel.

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. We know this is especially important when you are making health decisions for your child.

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