Coronavirus Vaccine (updated 22nd December 2021)
Children aged 12-15 in a clinical risk group (including children with a learning disability) can now get boosters three months after their second dose, as well as children aged 16-17.
Children with a learning disability aged 5-11 are now able for the first time to receive smaller doses of the Pfizer vaccine
More information on these recent announcements is on the Joint Committee on Vaccination's website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jcvi-update-on-advice-for-covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people/jcvi-statement-on-covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-22-december-2021
You can book to have your booster on the NHS website (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/) or go to a walk-in centre with no appointment needed (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/).
Booster vaccines are only for people who have had 2 doses of the Coronavirus vaccine. If you have not had your first or second doses of the coronavirus vaccine yet, you can book them online ((https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/)
The Government's easy read guide about the coronavirus vaccine (1st and 2nd doses) is here
If you are having any difficulties accessing your coronavirus vaccine or booster, we recommend speaking to your GP and/or your local community learning disability team first. If would like some more help or advice, remember you can also contact the Learning Disability Helpline on 0808 808 1111 or send us a message, here.
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