National booking service
Parents and guardians can book their 12-15-year-old an appointment at a vaccination centre. Book online National Booking Service or call 119.
More sites and dates will be added over the coming weeks, so parents are advised to keep checking the booking service, to find a local clinic.
Vaccinations in schools
The vaccination programme in schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will run until the end of November.
Parents will receive a letter from their child’s school informing them about the vaccination and how to give consent for their child to be vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme in secondary schools will provide protection to children who are vaccinated and help to reduce disruption to face to face education this winter. Very few healthy children and young people with COVID-19 infection go on to have severe disease but vaccinating them should help to reduce the need for them to have time off school and to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 within schools.
The Immunisation Service initially only plans to be in each school for a single day, but arrangements are being made for several drop-in clinics in schools for children who couldn’t attend on the day. There will also be special clinics for home-schooled children and those deemed ‘clinically at risk*’.
The vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds are being provided by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service, in secondary schools
Recently, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust held webinar sessions to help answer parent and young people’s questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. These are available to re-watch on Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s YouTube channel:
A COVID-19 vaccine guide for parents, is also available to download.
Information for young people is available on the Health for Teens website
Clinics for eligible children are being held at Loughborough Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary and appointments can be booked by parents or guardians online or by telephone.
Eligible children aged 12 to 15 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if either:
Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated are:
Appointments can be booked online using the following links:
Appointments can also be made by telephoning 0116 497 5700.