The government has announced that young people aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
The Department for Health and Social Care has confirmed that healthy school-aged children aged 12 to 15 will primarily receive their COVID-19 vaccination in their school with alternative provision for those who are home schooled, in secure services or specialist mental health settings.
The NHS is preparing to deliver a schools-based vaccination programme, which is the successful model used which already happens in schools for vaccinations including for HPV and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP).
Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought before any vaccine is given. I have attached a vaccination guide for children and young people that you may find useful and you may wish to share with your child.
More information on the COVID-19 vaccine, the vaccination programme and how it will work can be found here – COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)