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Covid Vaccination 5 - 11 Year Olds

Monday, 04 April 2022


Dear Parent/Carers


We have been asked to share some information with you from Staffordshire County Council regarding the roll out of vaccinations for 5-11 year olds:


The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommends that 5-11 year olds be 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.


You may be aware, that from today, Monday 4th April 2022, you will be able to get your child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at either a vaccination centre, community pharmacy or GPs offering jabs for this age group. From Saturday 2 April you could view these sites and make an appointment through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

 

Some walk-in sites are also available to vaccinate this age group. Simply check the walk-in finder website before attending to make sure they can vaccinate your child.


Children aged 5-11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between doses. A paediatric dose is smaller than doses given to those aged 12 and over.


If a child has had COVID-19, they will still get extra protection from the vaccine, but they will need to wait 12 weeks before getting vaccinated.


Those 5-11 year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric (child) doses, eight weeks apart, and their GP or hospital specialist should have been in touch to arrange this, if not, parents will be able book an appointment on the National Booking Service from 2 April.


Yours sincerely


Mr N. Probert
(Headteacher)

 

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Neil Probert

Neil Probert

Headteacher

Throughout Lakeside Primary School, there is a strong sense of 'we are a team, we work together, we can do it'.

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Lakeside Primary School

Leyland Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B77 2SA

Email -  office@lakeside.staffs.sch.uk
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