5-11-year-olds will now be able to receive a first and second dose of the Covid-19 jab at two new weekly clinics in Nottingham.
The clinics, held at Clifton Cornerstone and Park House Health and Social Care Centre in Carlton, are a chance for 5-11-year-olds to receive the Covid-19 jab in a local and convenient setting.
The clinic details are:
- Clifton Cornerstone every Tuesday in May and June from 4-7pm
(Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8EW)
- Park House Health and Social Care Centre every Thursday in May and June from 4-7pm
(61 Burton Rd, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 3DQ)
Parents and guardians are encouraged to book an appointment on the NHS website or via 119. There will also be limited walk-in slots available.
Steve Upton, Deputy Director of Operations for the City and South Nottinghamshire, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for parents and guardians to get their 5-11 year old protected from Covid-19 at special child-friendly clinics. We have a great team of staff who will be on hand to answer questions and concerns.
“The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended all children would benefit from the offer of the vaccine to help protect against potential future waves of Covid-19 and the risk of serious illness.
“For decades, vaccinations have protected children and young people from potentially serious diseases including measles and flu. The Covid-19 vaccine is one more vaccine that will help protect children from illness and it remains our strongest defence against Covid-19.
“It is important that parents and carers of children aged 5-11 take advantage of this protection to protect their children, their families and the community.”
The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds are offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19. Children will be offered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults. Children need 2 injections of the vaccine usually 12 weeks apart.
The clinics will run every week over the next six weeks and may continue after that, subject to demand from the public.