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Parents Reminded to Look Out for Vaccination Letters for 5 to 11-Year-Olds

Covid vaccine to be offered to all five to 11-year-olds in Wales, minister says

NHS Scotland are reminding parents to keep an eye out for letters in the coming days offering children aged 5 to 11 their first COVID-19 vaccination. 

Appointments will be scheduled according to age with 11-year-olds being invited first, followed by those aged 8 to 10 and then those between 5 and 7.

Children who fall within these categories will be offered a second dose of the vaccine twelve weeks after their first. 

However, those considered to be at higher risk from the virus or anybody living with somebody considered to be vulnerable will be offered a second dose after just eight weeks. 

Efforts will be made to arrange back-to-back appointments for siblings.

Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “We continue to prioritise at risk 5 to 11-year-olds.

“The benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks for children in this cohort and we urge parents and carers to read all the information available to them on NHS Inform before they make a decision.”

For more information visit https://www.nhsinform.scot

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