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Children aged 5 - 11 can get Covid jab

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All children aged five to 11 are now able to get a Covid jab in West Berkshire.

They will be offered paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves.

The vaccines won’t be given at schools or at GP surgeries.

Parents will need to take children to vaccination centres or pharmacies administering the jabs as part of the national roll out.

Children aged five to 11 with no other underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric doses of the vaccine, at least 12 weeks apart.

Those five- to 11-year-olds who are more at risk from the virus can already get two paediatric doses, eight weeks apart, and their GP or hospital specialist should be in touch to arrange this.

The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group says parents and guardians can go online to: Book or manage a coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination or call 119 to book an appointment at:

  • Broad Street Mall, Reading
  • Kassam Stadium, Oxford
  • South Bar House, Banbury
  • RAC Business Park, Faringdon
  • The Guttman Centre, Aylesbury

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