Real Vaxx Facts

COVID-19 school age vaccination programme

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all 12 to 15-year-olds and is being delivered in schools across the North West by local School Age Immunisation Services, with teams made up of experienced clinical staff.

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection for young people and their families. By getting the vaccine, they will significantly reduce their chances of catching Covid-19 and passing it on to those around them, subsequently reducing the disruption to their education and social commitments and helping to keep them emotionally well and happier.

In line with standard practice for vaccinations in schools, consent letters are being sent out to parents and guardians with information on the Covid-19 vaccination.

Parents and young people will receive information with their invite letter that will help them to make an informed decision about having the vaccine.

Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and young people:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-schools/covid-19-vaccination-programme-for-young-people-guidance-for-parents

Families do not need to contact the NHS to arrange their child’s vaccine, schools and providers will be in touch.