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The NHS is offering coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines to children born on or before 31 August 2017.

Experts have advised that parents of these children 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 a vaccination, either part of the primary dose or a seasonal booster. To book an appointment you can book online or call 119 (between 8:00am and 8:00pm)

  • Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7BJ
  • Luton Wellbeing Hub, The Mall, Luton LU1 2TA
  • Midsummer Place (opposite Next Home & Beauty, near the Frog Clock), Milton Keynes MK9 3GB

Walk in sessions

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

  • Bedford Borough

    Bedford Borough

    5-11 years walk-in sessions
    [All 5-11 year olds must be accompanied by somebody with parental responsibility. In addition to any walk-in sessions, you may be able to book an appointment via the national booking service, subject to availability.]

    Bedford Heights
    Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7BJ
    25 November 16:00-17:30
    29 November 16:00-17:30
    30 November 16:00-17:30
    1 December 16:00-17:30
    2 December 16:00-17:30

     

  • Central Bedfordshire

    Central Bedfordshire

    5-11 years walk-in sessions
    [All 5-11 year olds must be accompanied by somebody with parental responsibility. In addition to any walk-in sessions, you may be able to book an appointment via the national booking service, subject to availability.]

    We do not have any walk-in slots for this age group this week.  Please book an appointment instead.

  • Luton

    Luton

    5-11 years walk-in sessions
    [All 5-11 year olds must be accompanied by somebody with parental responsibility. In addition to any walk-in sessions, you may be able to book an appointment via the national booking service, subject to availability.]

    Luton Wellbeing Hub
    42-44 The Mall, Luton  LU1 2TA
    25 November 16:00-17:00
    26 November 16:00-17:00
    1 December 16:00-17:00
    2 December 16:00-17:00

  • Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes

    5-11 years walk-in sessions
    [All 5-11 year olds must be accompanied by somebody with parental responsibility. In addition to any walk-in sessions, you may be able to book an appointment via the national booking service, subject to availability.]

    Midsummer Place
    (opposite Next Beauty & Home and Five Guys, near the Frog Clock), Milton Keynes MK9 3GB
    25 November 18:00-19:30
    1 December 18:00-19:30
    2 December 18:00-19:30

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 four 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.

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