The NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children with certain medical conditions aged 6 months to 4 years.
For most children COVID-19 is mild, but infants and young children with certain conditions can become very unwell and need hospital treatment (they are over seven times more likely to be admitted to intensive care). Vaccination will help to protect your child from getting seriously ill from COVID-19.
The dose for each vaccination is smaller than the dose given to those aged over 5 years old. To boost their immunity and provide longer term protection, your child will be offered two vaccinations at least 8 weeks apart.
If your child is eligible you will be contacted by your GP and invited to come in for a vaccination for your child.
- Woodgrange Medical Practice in Forest Gate
- Richmond Road Medical Centre in Hackney
- The Doctors House Surgery in Ilford
- Fullwell Cross Medical Centre in Redbridge
- Sir Ludwig Guttman Health Centre in Newham
You can read FAQs on the vaccine here.
A leaflet with information about the vaccine and why it’s so important is here.