Grab a Jab this Half Term

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This half term young people aged between 12 and 17 are invited to get their COVID-19 vaccination sorted.

People can find a walk-in site close to them at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab, book appointments on the National Booking System or call 119.

Many 12 to 15-year-olds had a first vaccination at school, and are now having their second the same way. However, there are many more who missed this opportunity due to having to isolate or having been infected with the virus when the immunisations team were in.

 

When can I get a second jab?

People aged 12-17 are eligible for a second dose if it has been 12+ weeks since their first jab. Those aged 18+ (including within 3 months of turning 18) need to wait at least 8 weeks after their first jab. Boosters are available for people aged over 16 at 3+ months (91 days) after their second dose.

 

Can I get vaccinated if I’ve tested positive for Covid-19?

People who have had a positive Covid-19 test need to wait before getting any dose of the vaccine. Those aged 12 to 17 need to wait 12 weeks (84 days), unless they are at high risk of illness, in which case the wait is just 4 weeks. People aged over 18 need to wait just 4 weeks (28 days).

For information about vaccinations in Cheshire and Merseyside:

Grab A Jab in Cheshire and Merseyside – Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership (cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk)

Covid-19 – Cheshire & Merseyside Health & Care Partnership (cheshireandmerseysidepartnership.co.uk)

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