Ensuring both you and your child access the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible will help keep you and your communities safe.

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.

Where can my child get the vaccine?

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

If your child is aged between 12 and 15, they can access their vaccine via their 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.

As a parent or guardian, you will receive a letter or email with information about when the vaccine will be offered, and will be asked to give consent. To find out more about the consent form, please contact your school.

Children who do not go to school, for example if they are home-schooled, will also be offered a vaccine. Parents and guardians will be contacted about when and where children can access their vaccine.

If you are unsure about whether your child might want to access the vaccine, you can find out how to start a conversation about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Visit a walk-in clinic

Children can also get their 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 an appointment online

If your child is aged 12 to 15, you or your child can book a 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’m a parent or guardian to someone 16 and over

Visit a walk-in clinic

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.

Book an appointment online

If 16 and over, they can book their 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. 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