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NHS Covid vaccination for young people

Added on: 15th September, 2021 by O1

NHS Covid vaccination for young people

Last Updated:
Wed, 15 September 2021

16 and 17 year olds and vulnerable children aged 12 to 15 can now get their NHS Covid vaccination. This will be the Pfizer vaccine.

The NHS has worked to rapidly extend the Covid vaccination programme to 16 and 17 year olds, the country’s most vulnerable children and those who live with vulnerable adults following changes in guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and eligible people are urged to come forward and take up the offer. COVID-19 vaccines have saved more than 60,000 lives and prevented 22 million infections in England alone. They are building a wall of defence against the virus and are the best way to protect people from serious illness.

Every 16 and 17 year old has been contacted by their GP to arrange an appointment or they can use one of the many walk in vaccination services that are available. For up to date information on walk ins available in Bromley, visit www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/popupclinics

Children aged 12 to 15 who are clinically vulnerable to COVID or live with adults who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus have also been contacted and invited for their vaccine.

For more information on vaccines for this group, please visit www.selondonccg.nhs.uk/BromleyCYP12-15vaccination

If you have any questions about the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Bromley, please do visit www.nhsselvax.com

For more articles like this one read The Orpington 1st Magazine Autumn 2021

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