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NHS Scotland Offers Coronavirus Vaccinations for 5–11-Year-Olds

UK among countries to get more vaccine in six weeks than Africa has all year

NHS Scotland, in line with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice, are offering the Coronavirus vaccine to children aged 5-11 with underlying health issues or living with someone who has a weakened immune system.

Eligible children will be invited to their appointment by NHS Scotland via letter or with a phone call.

NHS Tayside have published information on their social media account that informs parents and guardians of 5–11-year-olds who have been invited for their vaccine, that they can ask questions at the appointment before giving their final consent.

Eligible 5–11-year-olds will be offered two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. They will be given a child-sized dose which is one third of the adult dose. The second dose will offered eight weeks after the first dose, while a third primary dose will be offered to 5-11 years olds with weakened immune systems. This dose will come eight weeks after the second dose.

More information about vaccinations for 5–11-year-olds, including how to prepare your child for the vaccine, can be found at: https://www.nhsinform.scot/5to11

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