Children aged 5 to 11 are eligible for two paediatric (child) doses of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. A paediatric dose is smaller than doses given to people aged 12 and over.
The COVID-19 vaccine is already making a big difference and helping protect us all. The vaccine will help children build up their immunity and increase protection against any future waves of COVID-19.
The NHS wants to support families to make an informed choice. It also wants to make things convenient and child-friendly for families who choose to have their child vaccinated.
Many vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs are offering jabs for this age group. You can view these sites and make an appointment through the National Booking Service or by calling 0344 2573 961.
Children aged 5 to 11 with no underlying health conditions will be offered two paediatric doses of vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between doses.
Children aged 5 to 11 who are at more risk from the virus will also be offered two paediatric doses of vaccine, with 8 weeks between doses.