Parents urged to book 12 to 15-years-olds in for Covid jab as 500,000 slots available

NHSEngland said parents of children in the specified age group can book into up to 300 centers, while there are slots available at about 500 walking sites.

Parents urged to book in Covid jabs for their children

Parents aged 12 to 15 are urged to book Covid-19 vaccinations for their children as hundreds of thousands of appointments become available.

About half a million vaccination appointments became available online in England this month, a senior doctor said.

Parents can reserve age-specific punches at up to 300 centers, while slots are available at nearly 500 locations.

As pupils return from Christmas break, hundreds of schools will be visited over the next two weeks as part of the NHS Covid vaccination programme.







Punches can be booked in up to 300 centers
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Dr Niki Kanani, GP and deputy head of the NHS Vaccine Programme, said: “I know how disruptive Covid has been to so many families over the past two years, affecting the lives and education of young people.

“Getting vaccinated protects them, their families and friends, and allows them to stay in school and continue socializing.

“The vaccine is safe and effective – my 13-year-old son got his first vaccination when I received a booster dose at the local pharmacy and it gave us reassurance that he is protected too, and has recently increased his protection with a second dose.






More than 1.4 million children aged 12 to 15 have received their first dose since September

“Young people can get life-saving protection by visiting the site or waiting to get vaccinated at school, but the best way to make sure this happens quickly and easily is to book online now.”

More than 1.4 million children between the ages of 12 and 15 have received their first dose since September.

Health Minister Sajid Javid said: “Keeping children in school is very important to their education, health and well-being.







Hundreds of schools will be visited this month as part of the Covid vaccination programme
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“Vaccines will protect young people from Omicron, help keep schools open and protect their friends and family.

“Many young people can get their first or second dose at school, at shelter sites or parents can book one of the half a million vaccination appointments across the country this month.

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