Covid vaccination for children aged 12-15 years with additional needs

02 Sep 2021

The joint committee on vaccinations and immunisations recommended that children aged 12 to 15 years with particular underlying conditions could be vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine.

That includes children aged 12 to 15 with severe neurodisabilities, Down’s syndrome, multiple or severe learning disabilities and those who are on the GP learning disability register. Read more: JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years 4 August 2021 (GOV.UK)

We are also able to offer a vaccination to young people aged 16 and over who meet this criteria.

To ensure consent is obtained, the child/young person must be accompanied by their next of kin at the clinic on the day. Complete the consent form (available in the download section below).

If you are unsure about giving your child the vaccination, you can attend the session on the day to ask further questions and then decide. If you have any questions about the vaccine, please contact your child’s paediatrician/GP or school nurse to discuss.

For more information email the Family Information Service at

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Last updated: 15 Sep 2021

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