Vaccination Programme for 12 to 15 Year Olds
Information on the vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year olds
Thank you for all your work to support the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for 12 to 15 year olds in schools. Around half of 12 to 15 year olds have now received at least one dose.
Young people aged 12 to 15 in England are now being offered a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a minimum of 12 weeks from the first dose, following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Parents can book vaccinations for their child, if aged 12 or over, through the NHS booking system.
Vaccination for this group will also continue to be carried out by the school age immunisation service (SAIS). In school vaccination will begin from Monday 10 January. Your SAIS team will be in touch if you have not yet heard from them.
To support the ongoing vaccination rollout, we have updated the “how to” guide for schools. This guide includes useful information and resources for schools, including a template letter that can be used to communicate with parents.
Please see the guidance on COVID-19 vaccination: resources for schools and parents for further information and resources on the vaccination programme.