Children aged 5 to 15

Eligible children aged 5 to 15 can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the covid-19 vaccine:

  • Eligible children include those who turned 5 prior to 1st September 2022
  • Children who are clinically vulnerable or household contacts of people who are immunosuppressed

Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose.

If your child has a condition that means they’re at high risk from covid-19 or is a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, they can get a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.

If your child  is at high risk from covid-19, they can also get a booster dose of the covid-19 vaccine if they had a 2nd dose at least 3 months ago.

If your child was immunosuppressed when they had their first 2 doses, they can get an additional primary dose (3rd dose) of the covid-19 vaccine.

How to get COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 15

Parents and guardians of children aged 5 to 15 can:

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service.

If your child has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19

If your child has a confirmed COVID-19 infection and is not at high risk from COVID-19, they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID-19 vaccine.

If they are at high risk, or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they should wait 4 weeks.

This starts from the date their symptoms started or the date of their positive test result, whichever was earlier.

If your child has symptoms of COVID-19 they should wait until their symptoms are better before they get a COVID-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.

For more information about children at serious risk from the complications of COVID-19 infection see Green Book Chapter 14a.

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