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COVID vaccines - who is eligible?

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Who is eligible?

Age 12 to 15 
  • If you are aged 12 or 15, you are eligible for a first and second Covid-19 vaccination.
  • The second dose must be at least twelve weeks after your first dose.    
  • If you choose not to have your Covid-19 vaccine at school, you can book your vaccination online at a vaccination centre or pharmacy. Some of our local vaccination sites also offer walk-ins. 
  • Parents are asked to accompany children aged 12-15 to clinics to ensure parental consent is sought.
Age 16 to 17
  • If you are aged 16 or 17, you are eligible for a first and second Covid-19 vaccination. 
  • The second dose must be at least twelve weeks after your first dose. 
  • You can get either book an appointment, get a vaccine in school or drop-in to one of our walk-in clinics without an appointment.
  • Parental consent is not required.
Age 18+
  • If you are aged 18 and over, in an at risk group, a carer or a frontline health and social care worker who has not yet had a vaccine, you can have your first vaccine dose.
  • You can have your second dose at least eight weeks after your first.
  • If you had your 2nd dose at least 3 months (or a minimium of 91 days) ago, you are now eligible for a Covid-19 Booster. You can pre-booked 2 months (61 days) after a second dose.
  • You can get doses at our walk-in clinics without an appointment.
People who are immunosuppressed
  • For those aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed a third primary dose should be given at least 8 weeks after the second dose. 
  • You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility. 
  • You will still need to receive a booster dose six months (182 days) from the date of your third primary dose. 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • People aged 18 and over should wait 28 days (1 month) from the date you had symptoms, or the date of the positive test if you did not have any symptoms, to have their Covid-19 vaccination
  • People aged 12-17 should wait 12 weeks (3 months) before having their Covid-19 vaccination.