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Vaccination Information for healthy young people aged 12-15

Following the recommendation of the four UK Chief Medical Officers, the Welsh Government has confirmed that young people aged 12-15 will be offered one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine is being offered to this age group on the basis that it will help to reduce transmission and thus further disruption to education and recently restored freedoms, as well as offering a marginal health benefit.

We will begin vaccinating those healthy young people aged 12-15 from Monday 4th October.

In the coming weeks, parents or guardians of healthy 12-15-year-olds will be sent a letter in the post inviting their child to an appointment, which will take place from October 4th onwards.

It will not be possible to book an appointment using our online booking service.  There is no need to contact the health board or your GP surgery, as we will contact you directly with an appointment invitation for your child.

A parent or guardian will need to provide consent on behalf of the young person and accompany them when receiving their vaccination.

At this stage we are not planning to vaccinate this age group in school based clinics, but we will keep this under review.

Appropriate information is currently being collated by Public Health Wales to enable young people and their parents to make an informed choice about vaccination. Further details will be shared very soon.

We will also be writing to the parents/guardians of children aged 12-15 to set out when and where their child can get vaccinated.

See our frequently asked questions about vaccinations for young people aged 12-15 for more information.