COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds in Manchester
COVID-19 is usually mild in most children, but it can make some children unwell. As well and making sure adults are protected against Covid it’s equally as important that we work to make sure children are protected from Covid-19 and their time at school is as disruption free as possible.
Vaccinating children can also help stop the spread of COVID-19 to other people, including within schools.
2 doses are being offered to children aged 12 to 15 to give them the best protection against COVID-19.
1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives good protection against getting seriously ill but 2 doses gives stronger and longer-lasting protection.
Eligibility for vaccination
- All children aged 12 - 15 are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination
- Most children can get their second dose 12 weeks after they had their first
- If a child has recently tested positive for COVID-19, they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have the vaccine.
Getting your child vaccinated
It is important that your child is vaccinated as soon as possible.
You don't have to wait to attend a walk-in vaccination clinic. Most of our walk-in clinics are available to everyone over 12 years old.
You can also book via the national vaccination service or by calling 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week.
If needed, you can use text phone 18001 119 or the NHS British Sign Language interpreter service at www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs119
Manchester COVID-19 Helpline
The service is for anyone with Covid-19 questions, who needs help with booking vaccination or testing appointments or has questions on when to self-isolate. Advice is provided by a nursing team. A translation service is available.
- Call free on 0800 840 3858 or text: 07890 036 892. Open 7 days a week 9am-5pm.
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- Find out more about this free taxi service
The NHS is encouraging parents and guardians to discuss the vaccination with children as soon as possible so an informed decision can be made. There’s plenty of information available about the vaccine, the benefits and side effects.
- This guide for parents talks in detail about the vaccination and consent
- There are also leaflets and resources for young people
Information is also available in a range of other languages (on external websites):