For information, advice and resources relevant to COVID-19 vaccinations, please see below. Updates will be posted as information is made available to us.
Who can have a COVID vaccine?
People aged 18 and over
- You can get a 1st and 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 18 or over.
- You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
> Book Your COVID-19 Vaccination (NHS Link)
Young people aged 16 and 17
- You can get a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 16 and 17.
- You can book your appointment at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
> Book Your Covid-19 Vaccination (NHS Link)
Some children aged 12 to 15
All children aged 12 to 15 will be offered a 1st dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (including children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination).
Most children can:
- Get their vaccine at school
- Book their vaccination appointment online for an appointment at a vaccination centre or pharmacy
- Check if there is a walk-in vaccination site near them to get vaccinated without needing an appointment
Not all walk-in vaccination sites can vaccinate children aged 12 to 15. More sites will become available over time.
> Find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine for children aged 12 to 15 (NHS Link)
Young people and children at high risk from COVID-19
Some young people and children aged 12 to 17 are being offered 2 doses of the vaccine 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)
- They have a condition that means they're at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
Conditions that mean they may be at high risk and eligible for 2 doses 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)
Other ways to get 2 doses if you are aged 16 to 17
> Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people (NHS Link)
Further Guidance, Resources and Communications
> 11.10.21 A joint letter to parents of secondary school and college students in England on Covid-19 testing and vaccines from the Secretaries of State for Education and for Health and Social Care (External Link)
26.08.21 Bromley Council - Parents Re Vaccinations