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Vaccination FAQ's for young people aged 12-15

First dose appointments for those aged 12-15

We’re still sending appointment invitations to this group, so if your child hasn’t received a letter just yet, please don’t worry that they have been missed. There’s no need to call us to try and book an appointment.

This week we’re holding the following half term walk-in clinics for anyone aged 12-17 years and 9 months only to receive their first dose, if they don’t already have an appointment booked in the coming weeks:


Catrin Finch Centre – Sunday 31st October from 09:00 to 17:00


Deeside Leisure Centre – Sunday 31st October from 09:00 to 19:00

St Asaph

Optic Centre – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st from 08:30 to 19:30


Sector House – Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st  from 08:30 to 19:30


Plas Arthur Leisure Centre - Thursday 28th October from 10am-5.20pm


Ffriddoedd Road - Thursday 28th October from 9am – 6:30pm.

Please keep to your existing appointment, if you have one booked in over the coming weeks.

Please note that a parent or guardian of those aged 12-15 will need to accompany them when receiving their vaccination.

Why are 12-15 year olds being offered the COVID-19 vaccine?
Why did the advice vary for 12-15 year olds compared to 16-17 year olds?
What do 12-15 year olds need to do?
Will the vaccine protect younger people?
Am I at risk from COVID-19 infection?
Are there side effects or potential risks?
How many doses will healthy 12-15 year olds be offered?

All 12-15 year olds in Wales will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The JCVI has seen more safety data for Pfizer for this age group so it is the preferred vaccine.

The JCVI has been asked for advice on whether second doses should be offered when more international data is available on second doses in this age group. This will not be before the Spring 2022.

How many doses will those aged 12-15 in at-risk groups receive?
Will teachers be offered boosters at the same time as children and young people?
Can under 16s consent to vaccination?
What is Gillick competence?
Can schools help secure parental or child consent?
Were children's rights considered in the advice given by Chief Medical Officers?
Concerns about getting vaccinated

The vast majority of clinical queries can be discussed at our vaccination centres as part of your appointment. Our experienced clinical staff can take the time to discuss any concerns or questions you have before you make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with vaccination.

If you have a clinical query which cannot wait until the day of your appointment, please contact our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinical Advisors at

Please note that this email address should only be used for clinical queries. Information on eligibility, how you will be contacted, and what you should do if your vaccination information is incorrect can be found elsewhere on our Frequently Asked Questions pages.