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Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12 - 15 year olds

All children in England aged 12 to 15 are being offered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

You will be contacted via your child's education setting to let you know when your session will be booked in.

Alternatively you can book via the national booking system at specific childrens clinics here: 
Book 12-15 Covid-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 is a very infectious respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Very few healthy children and young people with COVID-19 infection go on to have severe disease.Vaccinating children should help to reduce the need for children to have time off school and to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 within schools. 


Get the latest updates and advice on the vaccine programme from:

If you have any questions regarding this programme please email:

Southern Health School Age Immunisation Team Contact details:

South East (Havant, Fareham, Gosport):
South West (Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, New Forest):
North East (Aldershot, Farnham, Rushmoor, Hart) & East Hampshire:
North West (Andover, Winchester and Basingstoke):

Hampshire and Isle of Wight teams lead the way in the 12–15-year-old vaccination programme

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight teams have recently topped the national vaccination records for successfully delivering over 51,500 first dose Covid-19 vaccinations to the 12–15-year-old age group.

Teams from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Solent NHS Trust, GP’s and NHSP Bank Staff visited over 160 education settings over 7 weeks since the programme began at the end of September. This included up to 8 teams visiting multiple schools daily across the region. The biggest drive to vaccinate school children since the immunisation services were launched.

The partnership working between the Trusts ensured that all children who were eligible for vaccination were able to access one either at school or by visiting a mass vaccination centre, without disruption to their education.

When speaking to Ginny Taylor, Deputy Director of Operations for Children and Family Services who lead the programme for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, she said “It was a massive, combined team effort, people from all roles and different organisations working together, just shows what can be achieved when working towards the same goal”

The teams also vaccinated children who were inpatients with CAMHS, specialist and private schools, whilst supporting those who are home educated to ensure they had access to Mass Vaccination Centres or venues local to where they live so all children were treated equally when being offered the vaccine.

With new guidance coming from Public Health England every day, the record-breaking teams are already putting plans in place to start the 2nd dose roll out to schools once they are back. These will include any young people who may have missed the 1st dose or have since turned 12, this will also include freeing up additional spaces at Vaccination Centres which can be booked via the national booking system.

Each education setting will be in contact with parents and carers soon and will be able to advise you of when the dates will be.

Parents of children with underlying health problems should seek advice from their GP.

Whilst we understand that parents and carers will be likely to be informed about the Covid-19 Vaccination, children may feel worried or afraid, please view the information below.

Guidance for Parents, Carers, Young People and Schools

Further information and resources and the vaccination programme including easy read and translated formats can be obtained by visiting:

Teenager Health & Wellbeing

It can be tough growing up. Many thousands of young people go through periods of mental ill- health. When this happens, it can be difficult for them to make and keep friends, manage at school and feel good about themselves. It can also be difficult for their families.

Health for Teens offers a great choice of content and quizzes across all areas of your teenager’s health, from sexual health to their feelings, growing up, lifestyle and much more.

Should you or your teenager need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999.

Getting your teenager to talk openly about what's bothering them can be hard. Follow Hampshire county council list of services available to support you and your child.

Hampshire Child and Adolescent mental health services. A service that can provide support to the child and your their family and if someone is experiencing emotional wellbeing or mental health difficulties.

Mental health support courses for young people

Futurelearn provide youth mental health courses to explore and understand the mental health issues that affect young people. 
They run a course 'Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19' which has been created for teachers, supporters, guardian and parents of children affected by the current COVID-19 situation. 
Anxiety in children course


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