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Getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Camden's vaccine bus in action - there are three main ways to get vaccinated.

All 16 and 17-year-olds and eligible 12 to 15-year-olds can get vaccinated. 

COVID-19 vaccinations for 16 and 17-year-olds
All 16 and 17-year-olds can get vaccinated. It is a good idea to get vaccinated as soon as possible – particularly if you have an underlying health condition that puts you at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

From Monday 22 November 2021, 16 to 17-year-olds will be able to book online or go to a walk-in centre for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The second jab will be given at least 12 weeks after the first dose.

You can get vaccinated by:

  • Turning up at a local COVID-19 vaccine walk-in centre (find your nearest here) or Camden’s COVID-19 vaccine bus (find out when it’s near you at camden.gov.uk/getting-the-vaccine)
  • Waiting to hear from your GP
  • If you’re going to be 18 in the next three months, book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine. Since 24 September, all 16 and 17-year-olds can also book their first COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.

COVID-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15-year-olds

All young people aged 12 to 15 are being offered a first dose of the COVID-19 (Pfizer) vaccine to help protect them from catching and spreading the virus within schools and to family members. The NHS has been delivering the vaccine programme in schools. Parents and carers were being asked for consent beforehand and have been encouraged to make this decision jointly with their children.

Most children aged 12 to 15 can:

Not all walk-in vaccination sites can vaccinate children aged 12 to 15. More sites will become available over time.

Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccine or speak to your GP. To learn more about the vaccine before choosing whether to have it, visit the NHS website here or or camden.gov.uk/covid19vaccine

Public Health England (now the UK Health Security Agency) has updated its page of resources for young people and their families with answers to some frequently asked questions.

Podcast for young people on the fence about getting the vaccine:

A group of young Camden residents who are undecided about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 recently came together with local GP Dr Frances Baawuah to have two open conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine.

They got all their questions answered on a range of topics, including: vaccine ingredients, how and why it was developed so quickly, the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated, side effects, fertility and where to go to get trusted information. 

•    You can watch the first conversation here 
•    Watch the second conversation here