Vaccination: now offered to 12-15 year olds in schools
The vaccine is now being offered to all 12 to 15-year-olds and the NHS will be delivering the vaccination through schools. Schools are contacted with students of this age to arrange a date to vaccinate their students.
Information will be provided to parents and students via the schools to enable them to make an informed decision about taking up the vaccine.
Prior to vaccination, appropriate consent must be obtained. For 12-15-year-olds, this would initially be parental consent however a child can give their own consent where they have been assessed as competent to consent to vaccination (this is known as Gallick competent).
Consent forms and guidance leaflets are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people
You can also find resources on our Support Hub about the latest vaccine advice and support for young people.