Vaccinations start all for 5 -11 year olds

Date: 01 April 2022

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All children aged 5 - 11 are now able to get a vaccination against COVID-19.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has advised that 5 -11 year olds are offered paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of COVID-19. 

Children aged 5-11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric doses of the vaccine, at least 12 weeks apart. 

The NHS wants to support families to make an informed choice and there is a comprehensive information leaflet available on the Government website.

Parents and guardians can go online to the National Booking Service  or call 119 to book an appointment from Monday 4 April at:

  • South Bar House, Banbury
  • Kassam Stadium, Oxford
  • RAC Business Park, Faringdon
  • Broad Street Mall, Reading
  • The Guttman Centre, Aylesbury

To make things convenient and child-friendly for families who decide to have their children vaccinated, clinics at several other Oxfordshire sites (including children and family centres and pharmacies) will be available for booking by 7 April - online or by calling 119. Please keep checking the national booking system.  

These vaccination clinics will be in:

  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Witney
  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Wantage
  • Kidlington
  • Oxford


Dr Ed Capo-Bianco, South Oxfordshire GP and Locality Clinical Director at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "The COVID-19 vaccine is already making a big difference to help protect us all. The vaccine does not remove the virus, but research and experience in countries around the world shows it can prevent the worst effects of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of infection to your child and those around them."

If a child has had COVID-19 they will still get extra protection from the vaccine, but they will need to wait 12 weeks before getting vaccinated.

If parents or guardians do not know the child’s NHS number they can get it:

  • by checking the child’s personal health record (the red book given to the family when the child was born)
  • by checking any NHS letters, prescriptions or test results received for the child
  • by going to the NHS.UK website
  • by asking your GP practice to help you   

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

 

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