Covid-19 vaccinations resources for 12 to 15 year olds
From Saturday 23 October children aged 12 to 15 who have not yet had their vaccination at school can be vaccinated at a GP-led local vaccination centre.
You will have recently received either a text message or letter from your GP informing you of how and where to get your child vaccinated together with a booking link which you should use to book a timed appointment slot.
This page contains information about the vaccine and the consent form which you will need in order for your child to be vaccinated.
The consent form is an important document and your child cannot be vaccinated without it. Hence, you should download the form and complete it at home once you have read through the information leaflet held on this website.
Once you have completed the consent form you should print it out at home and take it with you when you and your child attend the local vaccination centre. You may also have the form as an electronic copy if you wish i.e. a completed signed copy on a hand held device such as a phone which can be shown to the vaccination team on the day of clinic.
- This consent form needs to be completed before taking it with you to the vaccination centre - Download it here
- If you dont have access to a printer, copies of the consent form will be available at the vaccination centres.
Covid-19 Vaccination: A Guide for Children and Young People
- Leaflet explaining vaccine to children, written in easy English Read and Download it
- Same leaflet translated into a number of languages. Find them towards the bottom of this page COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children and young people
Before you book, please note the following:
Healthy 12-15 year olds will only require one dose of the vaccine and so if your child has already had the Pfizer-Biotech vaccine at school within the last few weeks then they will not be eligible for another and in which case please do not book an appointment.
If your child has tested positive for COVID within the last 28 days (up to date of proposed vaccination appointment) then they will not be eligible and you should wait for the 28-day period to expire before booking
Please review the questions on consent form, which are also listed below, and consider if any of these apply to your child, prior to booking an appointment.
N.B. Your child must be accompanied to their vaccination appointment by their parent/s or their legal guardian.
EXCLUSION CHECKLIST (also listed on the consent form)
If you answer 'yes' to any of the below, then your child is unable to be vaccinated:
- Has your child tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 28 days (by a lateral flow test or a PCR test)?
- Has the individual experienced major venous and/or arterial thrombosis occurring with thrombocytopenia following vaccination with any COVID-19 vaccine?
- Has the individual had any vaccination in the last 7 days?
- Is the individual currently unwell with fever?
- Has the individual ever had any serious allergic reaction to any ingredients of the Covid-19 vaccines, drug or other vaccine?
- Has the individual ever had an unexplained anaphylaxis reaction?
- Does the individual have a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (HITT or HIT type 2)?
- Does the individual have a history of capillary leak syndrome?