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Pop-up vaccination clinic for 5-11s to open in St Ann’s from next week

Children will be able to receive a first and second dose of the Covid-19 jab at a new weekly clinic in St Ann’s.

The clinic, held at St Ann’s Valley Health Centre, is a chance for 5-11-year-olds to receive the Covid-19 jab in a local and convenient setting.

The clinic will run every Wednesday from 4-7pm from 22 June onwards and it comes as health bosses encourage families to get protected ahead of the summer holidays.

Parents and guardians are being encouraged to book an appointment at the new clinics on the NHS website or by calling 119. There will also be limited walk-in slots available on the day.

Steve Upton, Deputy Director of Operations for the City and South Nottinghamshire, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for 5-11-year-olds to get protected from Covid-19 at special clinics. We have a great team of staff who will be on hand to answer questions and concerns and it is a great chance to make sure you and the family are protected ahead of any summer holidays.

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“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.”

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. They need two 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.

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