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Andover Vaccination Clinic offering vaccinations to 12-15 year olds

The week of January 17, 2022, the Andover Vaccination Center is closed for one week only. Meetings will resume on January 24, 2022. 12-15 year olds who missed vaccination at school can now book through the National Booking Service for an appointment at the Andover PCN Vaccination Center

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination

The NHS offer the following advice on children and Covid vaccination

  • COVID-19 is usually mild in most children, but it can make some children sick.
  • 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against your child’s serious illness. But 2 doses give stronger and longer lasting protection.
  • Vaccinating children can also help stop the spread of COVID-19 to other people, including schools.
  • Children can receive a first dose of the vaccine from the age of 12.
  • Most children can receive a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after receiving their 1st dose.
  • If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not at high risk for COVID-19, they must wait 12 weeks before they can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. It starts from the date of his positive PCR test.
  • Most children would have been offered a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine at school during school hours. School vaccination teams would have traveled to your child’s school to administer the vaccine.
  • Children will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for both doses. You can read the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Information Leaflet on GOV.UK.

As a parent or guardian, you will receive a letter or email with information about when the vaccine will be offered, and you will be asked to give your consent.

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