COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for school aged children – Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Published
14.12.2021

An update on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations from the CCG.

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12-15 year olds (COVID)

The Government has recommended that all children aged 12 to 15 years should be offered two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination (Pfizer).

The school-based immunisation team has been visiting secondary schools across the county since September delivering first doses. Some children have also been able to access a jab via drop-in clinics held at one of 11 GP-led primary care network sites. Find out more about the programme for 12 to 15 year olds.

On 29 November, the Government confirmed that all 12 to 15 year-olds should be offered a second dose, from 12 weeks after the first. We will make further announcements about how to access a second dose in due course.

Flu vaccinations

In parallel with the COVID-19 vaccination programme, the annual flu vaccination programme is also underway.

Primary school children and secondary school children up to the age of 15 will be offered a nasal spray flu vaccine via the school delivery programme managed by Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The Immunisation Team are running Community Clinics across the county throughout December for school aged children who require the Nasal Flu vaccination.

Parents/Carers/Guardians can contact our team on 0300 421 8140 for further information and also if required to arrange an appointment. Although there is lots of availability these clinics are being booked up quickly.

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