Parents of all children aged 5 to 11 years have been offered the chance to have their child vaccinated from April 2022.
The COVID-19 vaccination offered to this age group will be Pfizer (also known as Comiranty), each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults.
Your child will be given two vaccines by injection, 12 weeks apart. The vaccine will not be offered in schools, so you’ll need to take your child to a vaccination centre or pharmacy. Some GP surgeries will also offer the 5-11 vaccine.
Vaccination is important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19. 5 to 11-year-olds who are in a clinical risk group, or are a household contact of someone of any age who is immunosuppressed, will be offered two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 8 weeks apart.
If you or your child are in one of these groups, you will be contacted by your GP surgery or hospital consultant about the 5-11 vaccine.