Covid-19 Vaccination booking system open to all 5-

COVID-19 vaccination booking system open to all 5 to 11 year olds

All children aged five years old and over are eligible to have the COVID-19 vaccination from Tuesday 5 April. The vaccinations are not being given to this age group in school, instead appointments can be made at local clinics via the National Booking Service or by calling 119 from Saturday 2 April.

For most children, COVID-19 is a mild illness that may require a few days off school but rarely leads to complications. However, having the COVID-19 vaccine reduces the likelihood of them developing Long Covid or passing the infection onto vulnerable family members and friends.