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Covid vaccine for 12-15 year olds

12-15 year olds

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

Children aged 12-15 who are at increased risk from Covid-19

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:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
  • or they have a condition that means they’re at high risk from COVID-19 themselves.

Conditions that mean your child may be at high risk and can get vaccinated are:

  • a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they’re on the learning disability register)
  • a condition that means they’re more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer).

Appointments can be booked online using the following links:

  • Clinics at Leicester Royal Infirmary: https://tinyurl.com/4xsar8t5. When asked for a PIN, enter the following code: CovidVL19
  •  Clinics at Loughborough Hospital: https://tinyurl.com/ky2m5cvz. No PIN is required for this clinic.

Appointments can also be made by telephoning 0116 497 5700.

Read the NHS leaflets about the Covid-19 vaccine for children and young people.