Vaccination UK will shortly be offering children aged 12 to 15 second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination within school. As with all doses, this vaccination is free of charge, and our priority is to make it easy for our students to access their vaccine. If students have not yet had their first COVID-19 vaccination, or they are now eligible for their second (12 weeks after their first) they will be able to receive it either in school, or at a vaccination centre.
Vaccination UK have confirmed the date for our onsite vaccination clinic will be Friday 11 February.
With the increasing spread of Omicron and the rate of transmission it is vitally important for students to be vaccinated to protect them and others from this variant and gives good protection against your child getting seriously ill. Vaccinating children can also help stop the spread of COVID-19 to other people, including within schools.
The vaccinations will be carried out by an NHS immunisation team, Please do take the time to read the additional information which is provided in the links below to help you and your child to make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination. The government have produced information for parents and carers, which you can read here:COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents
Vaccination UK have also produced a Frequently Asked Question Guide to support Parent/Carers – COVID-19 FAQ
As previously communicated, we will not release students from their formal compulsory education for a COVID-19 vaccination without parental consent. Therefore, if you wish your child to receive the COVID-19 vaccination within school, you must complete the below consent form prior to the deadline. We will communicate more information when we receive this from Vaccination UK.
In preparation for the vaccination we are asking parents/carers to complete the online consent for below if they wish for their child to receive the first or second dose of the vaccination.
Alternatively, parents/carers can also book vaccinations at walk in centres using the links below.
Book an appointment at a Vaccination centre:
NHS Covid Vaccination Booking System
Walk-in clinics for patients aged 12 and over at our local vaccination centres — which you can attend without an appointment. Live opening times and availability can be found here:
You can also find information on other walk-in centres across Herefordshire and Worcestershire at the link below:
Vaccinations will not be offered to students who have had COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, or currently have COVID-19. Therefore, if students are unable to be vaccinated on the day of school vaccination, we advise using the links above to book a separate appointment.