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Covid-19 School Age Programme (12-15 year olds)

School Age Immunisation team contact details:

South East (Havant, Fareham, Gosport):  southeasthantsimmunisationteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk
South West (Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, New Forest): southwesthantsimmunisationteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk
North East (Aldershot, Farnham, Rushmoor, Hart) & East Hampshire:  northeasthantsimmunisationteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk
North West (Andover, Winchester and Basingstoke): northwesthantsimmunisationteam@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

If the child is in year 11 and 16 years of age, they will be able to receive a 1st or 2nd vaccination. 

If the child has not yet had a 1st vaccination, you should complete an electronic consent form, even if you have already completed a paper form: www.southernhealthimmunisations.co.uk/forms/covid 

Currently, we are not able to offer the vaccination to anyone under the age of 12. 


There must be a minimum of 12 weeks gap between the first dose and second dose. 

If the child has had confirmed COVID-19, there must be a 12-week gap between the test result and their vaccination. 
 

If the child is due their 1st vaccination, you can book into your nearest vaccination centre via the national booking system: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ 

What if my child is unable to have the vaccine on the day of the school session?
You can book your child into a vaccination centre when they offer Childrens sessions, you can book this through the national booking system:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ 

How long a gap do they need to have between 1st and 2nd doses?
There must be a minimum of 12 weeks gap between the first dose and second dose. 
If the child has had confirmed COVID-19, there must be a 12-week gap between the test result and their vaccination. 

What are the side effects of having the vaccinations?
It is normal for your child to have a sore arm at the injection site, some redness or swelling may be evident, they may also get a headache. These symptoms should normally disappear after a day or two.
 

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