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Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds

A young boy gives a thumbs up after receiving his vaccination.

UPDATED 19/11/21

Under-18s who have had Covid are now advised to wait 12 weeks after infection to get vaccinated (unless they’re in a group at greater risk of serious illness)

Please only re-book your appointment if you/your child has been ill or has Covid symptoms.

Updated: 29/09/21

We are now offering Covid-19 vaccinations to children and young adults age 12-15 year olds in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Read through the questions below for more information.

We would like to make sure that you receive the support you need when you attend for your vaccination. If you have any additional needs, for example:

  • disability,
  • anxiety,
  • language, or
  • communication requirements

 

Or you would like to speak to someone about the vaccination and any concerns or hesitancy you may have, please let us know by:

Emailing: SBU.COVIDbookingteam@wales.nhs.uk

Phone: 01639 862323

Operating Times: Monday – Saturday 9.00 – 18.00

We will do our best to help you on the day of your appointment to reduce any levels of concern you may have about attending.

 

We are contacting everyone age 12-15 in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot directly to arrange their vaccinations. 

You will receive a letter at home with details of a scheduled appointment at one of our Mass Vaccination Centres.

If you are unable to attend the appointment, please contact our booking team by phoning 01792 200492 or 01639 862323 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Saturday or emailing: sbu.covidbookingteam@wales.nhs.uk to rearrange it. A parent or guardian can contact us on your behalf.

You should not attend a vaccine appointment if you have COVID symptoms or are: 

  • self-isolating,
  • waiting for a COVID-19 test result or 
  • within 4 weeks of having a positive COVID-19 test.

You or your parents/guardians or carers should contact the booking team to cancel your appointment and wait until you have recovered to have the vaccine.

We are booking appointments for 12-15 year olds at our Mass Vaccination Centres in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.

Go to this page for advice on getting to the Mass Vaccination Centres by car or public transport.

Following national guidance, we will be giving a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 15 year olds.

We ask that you come to your appointment alone if you can, to help make it easier to manage the number of people on site, and so that all our visitors can social distance.

If your parent or guardian is also your carer, they will be allowed to come to your appointment with you.

If you are anxious about vaccination or have a phobia of needles and need someone to support you, please read the next question.

Go to this page for advice on getting to our mass vaccination centres by car or public transport.

We understand that some people may not be fans of needles or perhaps find the whole idea of queuing up rather stressful, so we have put a dedicated team together to help overcome any trepidation.

We can arrange for you to bring someone along with you for support, to meet you and fast track you through the whole process, or vaccinate you in your car.

All you need to do is let us know that you need extra support before you attend by calling our booking line on 01792 200492. Your parent, guardian or carer can contact us on your behalf.

At present, the current national advice is that 12 to 15 year olds should be offered a first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

Go to this announcement on the Welsh Government’s website for more information.

Covid-19 vaccinations have been made available to 12-15 year olds across the UK following advice from the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Go to this announcement on the Welsh Government’s website for more information.

Children aged 12 to 15 who have severe neuro disabilities, Down's syndrome, immunosuppression and multiple or severe learning disabilities OR who live with an adult with a weakened immune system are eligible for vaccination.

We have begun contacting parents, guardians and carers directly to arrange appointments.

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