October 2021

Covid Vaccination Information (12 to 15 year olds)

As the national programme to offer Covid vaccinations to children aged between 12 to 15 begins to pick up pace, we wanted to share with you some information about the process. 

Presently, all children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. Some children will be offered two doses of a vaccine if either:

- they live with someone who is more likely to get infections

- they have a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19. 

Most children will be given their vaccine at school during school hours.

In preparation for the vaccinations, scheduled to take place after half term, please follow the links below to download NHS guides which may answer any immediate questions you may have:

1) – Vaccination programme for children and young people – Guidance for parents/carers

2) – Covid-19 vaccination – A guide for children and young people

3) – Coronavirus vaccine for children and young people, aged 12 to 15, who are in the ‘at risk’ categories.

Please note, as with all immunisations that take place in schools, the vaccination programme will be led and delivered by the School Age Immunisation Service providers in our area. They will be carried out by fully trained healthcare professionals, and not delivered by the school.


Vaccinations will only be administered if consent is given by the parent/carer.

A consent form has been sent out on MyEd today (21/10/21). This must be completed by no later than Friday, 29th October.