Protecting children's health and education
The government and medical experts are reiterating calls for parents to book their children in for their Covid-19 vaccinations, helping keep them in school and to protect their education, health and wellbeing.
- Over 1.4 million 12 to 15 years olds have received their first vaccine dose since September - the vaccine is safe and effective, but many more parents are yet to take up the offer of a vaccine for their children.
- That is why vaccine appointments are being made as accessible as possible for young people and parents are being encouraged to make sure their child gets vaccinated. 12 to 15 year olds are now able to get their first dose at school and at walk-in sites, and parents can book appointments for their children with almost half a million slots available across the country.
- Vaccines help protect young people from Omicron, keep schools open and protect their friends and families – those who have yet to book theirs should do so online now.
- If you have any concerns about whether the vaccine is right for your children, or indeed for yourself or any other member of your family, please discuss those concerns with an appropriately qualified medical professional.