On the week beginning 17th January 2022 , the Andover Vaccination Centre is closed for one week only. Appointments will resume 24th January 2022. 12-15 year olds who missed vaccination at school can now book through National Booking Service for appointment at Andover PCN Vaccination Centre
The NHS offer the following advice on children and the Covid vaccination
- COVID-19 is usually mild in most children, but it can make some children unwell.
- 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives good protection against your child getting seriously ill. But 2 doses gives stronger and longer-lasting protection.
- Vaccinating children can also help stop the spread of COVID-19 to other people, including within schools.
- Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 12.
- Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose.
- If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 and is not at high risk from COVID-19, they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID-19 vaccine.This starts from the date of their positive PCR test.
- Most children would have be offered a 1st and 2nd dose of the vaccine at school during school hours, School immunisation teams would have visited your child’s school to give the vaccine.
- Children will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for both doses. You can read the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine patient information leaflet on GOV.UK.
As a parent or guardian you will get a letter or email with information about when the vaccine will be offered, and you’ll be asked to give consent.