22.Covid Hub: Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

People in the groups below can get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

If you have not booked your appointments yet, you’re still eligible and can book anytime.


 People aged 16 and over

You can get a 1st and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re aged 16 or over.

You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.

 

 


Children aged 12 to 15

All children aged 12 to 15 can get a 1st dose and 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (including children who turn 12 on the date of vaccination).

Most children can:

Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 12 to 15


Children at high risk from COVID-19

Some children aged 12 to 15 are considered at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 if either:

  • they live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

  • they have a condition that means they’re at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

Conditions that mean they may be at high risk are:

  • a severe problem with the brain or nerves, such as cerebral palsy

  • Down’s syndrome

  • severe or multiple learning disabilities (or they’re on the learning disability register)

  • a condition that means they’re more likely to get infections (such as some genetic conditions or types of cancer)

Those who are considered at high risk will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to arrange their appointments.

More information

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people on GOV.UK


People with a weakened immune system

A 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to people aged 12 and over who had a weakened immune system when they had their first 2 doses.

This includes people who had or have:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)

  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)

  • an organ or bone marrow transplant

  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections

  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

If you’re eligible for a 3rd dose, the NHS will let you know when and where to have the vaccine.

Find out more about the COVID-19 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system

Information:

The 3rd dose for people with a weakened immune system is not a booster dose.

source:Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

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