Headteachers toolkit 2022

Parents and guardians of 5-11 year olds with no other underlying health conditions are now able to take their child to get vaccinated at a site and time convenient for them – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group.

Those 5-11 year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric (child) doses, eight weeks apart, and their GP or hospital specialist should be in touch to arrange this.

12-15 year olds are now eligible for a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. Some 12-15 year olds are eligible for a Booster if they have a condition which means they are at higher risk from Covid-19.

Appointments can be made on the national booking system, by calling 119.

When booking opens you can view these sites and make an appointment through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

This toolkit includes:

  • Key information
  • Headline copy for websites
  • Web/Newsletter copy
  • Suggested Social media copy
  • Text message to parents to signpost supplementary offer
  • Assets for use on website or social media
  • Text message reminder for parent – in school vaccinations (as needed)
  • Link to latest SWL FAQ document
  • Come and Have a Chat
  • Resources

Key information

Vaccinations for 5-11-year-olds

For decades, vaccinations have protected our children and young people from potentially serious diseases, including measles, flu, meningitis and mumps.

By the time they leave school, a child will typically have been offered vaccinations against 18 different diseases or infections – the Covid-19 vaccine is one more vaccine that children will soon be able to have to protect them from illness.

The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19.

Parents and guardians can now take their child to get vaccinated at a site and time convenient for them – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Appointments can  be booked through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

They 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. 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.

Those 5-11 year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric (child) doses, eight weeks apart, and their GP or hospital specialist should be in touch to arrange this.

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

12-15 year olds are eligible for a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. NHS is continuing to offer vaccinations at local vaccination centres to this group so that they can walk in and attend with their parents. Details of which vaccination sites, are open to 12-15 year olds can be found here.

Alternatively you can book an appointment at a vaccination centre using the National Booking system.

Please check our website for the latest information on the vaccination programme: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/

Headline copy for websites

5-11 year olds

The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19.

Parents and guardians are now able to get their child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Appointments can be made 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. 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.

Please check our website for the latest information on the vaccination programme: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/

12-15 year olds

12-15 year olds are now eligible for a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. Some 12-15 year olds are eligible for a Booster if they have a condition which means they are at higher risk from Covid-19.

Local vaccination centres across south west London are now open to 12-15 year olds, so that they can book an appointment or walk in and attend with their parents, if they wish.

You can find details and times on the South West London CCG website here.

Anyone who still has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine can talk to one of the friendly teams on arrival, with no pressure to get vaccinated.

Web/Newsletter copy

Vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds

The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19.

Parents and guardians are now able to get their child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Appointments can be made 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. 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.

Please check our website for the latest information on the vaccination programme: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/

Vaccinations for 12-15 Year Olds

12-15 year olds are now eligible for a 1st and 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccination. Some 12-15 year olds are eligible for a Booster if they have a condition which means they are at higher risk from Covid-19.

Getting the vaccine will:

  • Help to protect children and young people against Covid-19. While most children infected usually have mild symptoms, they can pass their infection on to others in the family and those they come into contact with.
  • Protect against the long-term effects of ‘long Covid’ which has side effects such as extreme fatigue and weakness.
  • Help reduce the chance of disruption to their education from Covid-19 and, as Easter and the summer approach, you should be aware that many countries insist on childhood Covid-19 vaccination for travel.

You can book a vaccination here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Or find a walk in site here: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/

Suggested Social media copy

5-11 year olds social media copy

Option 1:

Children aged 5-11 are now able to get the Covid-19 vaccine. If you’ve got questions about the vaccine, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Option 2:

Those children aged 5-11 who are at higher risk from covid-19 or live with someone with a weakened immune system can now receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Find out more: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/

Option 3:

Children aged 5-11 are now eligible to get the covid-19 vaccine. For more information on what this means for your child, please visit: ow.ly/UUAV50IzKHF

12-15 year olds social media copy

Option 1:  12-15 year old’s should get their covid-19 vaccines in order to reduce the risk of passing on their infection to others in their family. Whilst the symptoms are usually mild for children, some do go on develop more serious symptoms.
Book now  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Option 2: 12-15 year olds are now eligible to book or walk-in to get their 1st or 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. You must wait 12 weeks after your 1st dose before you can receive your 2nd dose. To find your nearest walk-in clinic, please visit: ow.ly/pb5F50Hw9B5

Option 3: Whilst the symptoms of covid-19 are mild for most children, some do go on to develop more serious symptoms. The covid-19 vaccine also protects against the long term effects of ‘long covid’ such as extreme fatigue. Book now https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

 

Text messages to parents to signpost supplementary offer

5-11 year olds:

Dear parent,

The JCVI recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of Covid-19.

Parents and guardians are now able to get their child vaccinated at a site and time convenient for you – at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering jabs for this age group. Appointments can be made 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. 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.

Those 5-11 year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric (child) doses, eight weeks apart, and their GP or hospital specialist should be in touch to arrange this.

12-15 year olds:

Dear parent,

12-15 year olds are eligible for a first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. They can get vaccinated at local vaccination centres across south west London. Walk in appointments are also available – 12 to 15 year olds need to have an adult with parental responsibility with them.

Please check the website to find out specific clinic details: https://swlondonccg.nhs.uk/covid/vaccination-walk-in-clinics/ . You can also book your appointment to attend an NHS vaccination site using the National Booking system here.

Anyone who still has questions about the Covid-19 vaccine can talk to one of the friendly teams on arrival. They are happy to answer any questions children or parents may have so that you can make the right decision for you – with no pressure to get a vaccine.

Please ignore this message if your child has already received a Covid-19 vaccination.

Assets for use on website or social media

Link to latest SWL FAQ document

Have you got questions about the vaccine? Come and Have a Chat

Unsure about getting vaccinated? Worried about side effects, needles or just uncertain about which vaccine you will receive? You can get the answers to all your questions at local vaccination sites across South West London, with no pressure to get the jab.

Nurses, pharmacists and other clinical staff are on hand to talk through any issues away from the main vaccinating area, as every effort is made to ensure everyone has the information they need to make a decision about the vaccine.

To speak to someone about the Covid-19  vaccine, you can:

  • Book an appointment at shopping centres Centrale, Croydon or St Nicholas, Sutton using the form below. You will receive a response to confirm your booking within 24 hours. If you are booked in for an appointment to have a conversation at one of these vaccination centres, please make yourself known to a member of staff.
  • Call 0203 8800338. The telephone line is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. When you call, we will book you in for a telephone appointment at a time that suits you or book you in for a face to face appointment if preferred. Please note that charges may apply.
  • Walk in to any of our clinics across South West London.

Resources

 

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