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Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

Posted in Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme has substantially reduced the risk from severe Covid-19 in the UK. It's safe, effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

For more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine click here or visit GOV.UK website.

In line with national guidance, we are now offering a Covid-19 vaccine to everyone aged 12 and over:

  • We will be offering the first dose of Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12 to 15 through the School Aged Immunisation Service (SAIS).
  • All 16-and-17-year olds are being offered one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children of this age do not need parental consent and in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin can get vaccinated in school by the School Aged Immunisation Service, by visiting a walk-in clinic or they can book an appointment online on the National Booking System.
  • For those aged 18 and over, we can offer first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine; second doses are at least eight weeks after the first dose and should be the same type of vaccine. It’s important for people to have two doses to maximise protection for themselves and their family. 
  • Booster vaccines are being offered to those in eligible groups by appointment only to people who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine. The Pfizer vaccination will be the primary vaccine used as the booster and will be offered at least six months (or a minimum of 182 days) after your second dose.
  • Third primary doses are being offered to people aged 12 and over who are immunosuppressed. The third primary dose should be given at least 8 weeks after the second dose.

To book an appointment at a vaccination site visit the online National Booking Service or call 119.

For details of all the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin walk-in and pop-up clinics, go to: COVID-19 Vaccination Walk-in and Pop-up Clinics (stwics.org.uk)

 

For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk, read the FAQs or view the patient information leaflets here.