All 12-15 year olds can book their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine
Published: 7 January 2022
Anyone aged 12-15 can book their all-important second vaccination online if they had their first dose more than twelve weeks (84 days) ago. If someone aged 12-15 hasn’t had a vaccination yet, first doses can also be booked.
The NHS began rolling out first doses to 12-15 year olds in schools at the end of September 2021.
Nationally, more than 1.3 million young people have taken up the offer of a vaccine so far and more than 5,000 schools have been visited. Over 75,000 schoolchildren, around 6,000 of which are in Derby and Derbyshire, are currently eligible for a second dose.
The NHS in Derbyshire is now urging young people and their families to book in online for either their first dose if they haven’t done so already and second dose as they become eligible.
Alternatively, children and parents or their guardians can visit Midland House in Derby where a walk-in clinic is available every day from 7.40am - 8pm.
The NHS school-age immunisation service in Derbyshire will resume in-school vaccinations for first and second doses on Monday 17 January.
In line with national guidance, consent letters are sent out to parents and guardians prior to the school clinics with information on the COVID-19 vaccination.
Consent from parents and guardians who accompany their children outside of school hours to a vaccination site will be sought on the day. Parents and guardians do not need to complete a consent letter for a school clinic if they take their child to a vaccination centre.
Parents and young people are being asked to read the patient information in advance of arriving for their appointment.
Delivering first and second doses is still incredibly important and it is never too late for people to get vaccinated. NHS teams are working hard – in partnership across our communities – to ensure no one gets left behind. In December 2021, more than one million first and second doses have been given across the country. All eligible people can use the national booking service to book their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment.