Covid-19 vaccinations for 5 to 11 year-olds

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme - Vaccinations for 5 to 11 year-olds

Do you have a 5-11 year old? Are you considering a Covid-19 vaccination for them?

Take a look at our latest video where you can hear from Dr David Williams with details on Covid vaccinations for your 5-11 year old, including information on how to book. 

To see dates that vaccination clinics are offering sessions for 5-11's, please take a look at our vaccination centres page before booking your child's appointment on the NBS or by calling 119.

JCVI has recommended that Covid-19 vaccinations should be offered to all 5-11-year-olds on a ‘non-urgent’ basis. Please see the JCVI statement for further information.

This is in addition to clinically at-risk children in this age group or those living with someone who is immunosuppressed, who are already being offered the vaccination.

In line with the government’s directive, the NHS is now offering vaccinations to all 5-11s from early April. You’ll be able to get your child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Booking is now open and you can view these sites and make an appointment through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

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.

Please note, 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.


Feeling unsure about the vaccine?

Visit Vaccination | Everything COVID 

Designed by young people for young people, here you can learn more about the vaccine and get answers to your questions.

Frequently asked questions

A series of FAQs have produced specifically for 5 to 11 year-old vaccinations below, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more FAQs relating to the vaccination programme.

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Updates page to find out the latest news and updates about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands. 

Is COVID-19 disease serious in young children?
  • For most children COVID-19 is a mild illness that may require a few days off school but rarely leads to complications. For a very few children, the symptoms can be more serious or last longer.

    Children with certain health conditions, or those with a weakened immune system, are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 disease. These children and those who live with someone who has a weakened immune system should already have been invited for vaccination.

Covid-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note we are currently unable to offer walk-in vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds.

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

A series of resources specific to children and young people's vaccinations can be found following this link on the website.


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