Children’s vaccinations for COVID-19

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The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to all children aged 5 to 11 years.

Experts have advised that parents of all children aged 5 to 11 years should be offered the chance to have their child vaccinated.

Vaccination is particularly important for children who have health conditions that put them at high risk from COVID-19, as the benefits are greater.

The UK Health Security Agency and the NHS have produced A guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11 years of age at high risk, which is available to download.

Also available is a guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11 years.

Family Sessions

When you book your 5 – 11 year old a COVID-19 vaccination at one of the large vaccination centres listed below, you can also bring along other members of the family who may be due their 1st, 2nd, booster or Spring Booster. To book an appointment you can book online or call 119 (between 08.00 and 20.00)

  • Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre, 27 Redgrave Gardens, Luton LU3 3QN
  • Watling House, High St N, Dunstable, LU6 1LF
  • Bedford Heights,  Manton Lane, Bedford, MK41 7BJ
  • Rainbow Pharmacy, Michael Young Building, The Open University, Milton Keynes
    MK7 6BB

Walk in sessions

You can walk-in to one of the below sites to be vaccinated.  No appointment is needed.  Children aged between 5 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult with parental authority.

04-10 July 2022

Bedford Borough
Centre4 July5 July6 July7 July8 July9 July10 July
Bedford Heights, Manton Lane Bedford MK41 7BJCLOSED15.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3014.30 – 15.30CLOSED
Central Bedfordshire
Centre4 July5 July6 July7 July8 July9 July10 July
Watling House, High St North Dunstable LU6 1LFCLOSED15.30 – 17.0015.30 – 17.00 15.30 – 17.0013.30 – 15.30CLOSED
 Luton
Centre4 July5 July6 July7 July8 July9 July10 July
Redgrave Centre, 27 Redgrave Gardens Luton LU3 3QNCLOSED15.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3015.30 – 17.3014.00 – 15.30CLOSED

If your child has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19

If your child has a confirmed COVID-19 infection and is not at high risk from COVID-19, they need to wait 12 weeks before they can have a COVID-19 vaccine.

If they are at high risk, or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they should wait 4 weeks.

This starts from the date their symptoms started or the date of their positive test result, whichever was earlier.

If your child has symptoms of COVID-19, but has not had a test, they should wait until their symptoms are better before they get a COVID-19 vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.