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Get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds

School-age vaccination programme

The NHS in the North West has launched a new campaign to help parents and young people get the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds.

#RealVaxxFacts provides information about the vaccine, side effects and benefits, to help people make an informed decision about having it.

The 12-15 COVID-19 vaccination programme is currently being delivered in schools by School Aged Immunisation Service providers. Eligible young people can receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccine to be protected from the virus and reduce the risk of spreading it to family and friends.

While COVID-19 is typically mild or asymptomatic in most young people, it can be very unpleasant for some.

Vaccinating 12-15 year olds should help to reduce the need for young people to have time off school or miss social and sporting commitments, which will help to keep them both emotionally and physically well and happier.

In line with standard practice for vaccinations in schools, consent letters are being sent out to parents and guardians, along with information about the vaccine for parents and young people. Having the jab is a personal medical choice for children and parents or carers to discuss.

More here.