Book your teenager’s COVID-19 vaccination this half term

Parents can book Covid-19 vaccinations for their children online with appointments available over the half-term, as the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues.

Bookings are now open to children, through the online booking system as an additional way to get protected over half-term and beyond.

A number of vaccination centres and services are offering jabs to 12- 15 year olds.

Letters are being sent to parents and guardians of 12 -15-year-olds inviting them to book a vaccination online through the National Booking Service while many families will have already received letters from their child’s school about getting vaccinated.

The booking service provides an additional option for parents to book a vaccine for their child, alongside the schools’ programme which has already vaccinated nearly half a million young people and visited thousands of schools in the UK.

If a child has already been invited through their school, they do not need act on their invite unless parents wish to get their child vaccinated outside of school.

Go online to book your child in today www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

A spokesperson for the Sussex NHS Vaccination programme said:

“The roll out of vaccinations to teenagers in schools is going well, with more than 50 schools visited before half term.

“However, the added option of being able to book your child in via the national booking system ensures no one misses out on this vital protection.

“We encourage anyone who hasn’t yet received a letter from their school, to book their child in now via the online system or by calling 119.”

A special section on our website has been set up to answer common questions: Vaccinations for children and young people aged 12 to 17 – Sussex Health & Care Partnership (sussexhealthandcare.uk)