Covid vaccination bookings open for five to 11-year-olds

  • Vaccinations available for children aged five to 11 from January 10, 2022
  • Bookings open for vaccinations in State-run clinics from 9am today
  • Western Australians urged to get vaccinated, including a third dose when eligible
  • Children aged five to 11 will be eligible to roll up for a COVID-19 vaccine from January 10, 2022, in line with expected vaccine supply from the Federal Government.

    Bookings are required for this latest cohort, with parents being able to book their child in for a vaccination at a State-run clinic from 9am today (Friday, December 24) via VaccinateWA.

    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) for children aged five to 11.

    The paediatric Pfizer vaccine will be administered in two doses, with the recommended interval between first and second dose being eight weeks.

    Children will also be able to get their vaccination in participating GPs and pharmacies across metropolitan and regional Western Australia; parents are encouraged to call their GP clinic directly to make an appointment.

    Within the Perth metropolitan area, selected childhood vaccination clinics will commence administering the COVID-19 vaccines in West Perth, Mandurah and Mirrabooka, in addition to a number of existing State-run clinics including Kwinana, Joondalup, Midland, Ellenbrook, Armadale and Claremont.

    Across regional WA, the paediatric vaccine will be administered in WA Country Health Service clinics.

    Dates and opening hours vary depending on people’s preferred location and people are urged to visit to find out where they can get vaccinated as soon as possible.

    As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:

    “I urge parents with children aged 5 to 11 to get them vaccinated against COVID-19 to avoid serious illness from the Omicron variant.

    “The vaccine is the safest and most effective way to protect your child.

    “Children, unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people are likely to be more susceptible to the impacts of the latest variant of concern.

    “Please don’t delay, book your children in today – we need to get our families protected ahead of the borders easing on February 5.”

    As stated by Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

    “Our vaccination rate continues to climb, as more and more Western Australians do what is required to keep WA safe.

    “I know many parents have been waiting for this moment, and will move quickly to get their children vaccinated to help protect them from the effects of COVID-19.

    “I encourage parents to book in early to secure a spot for their child – it’s easy and convenient, simply visit the Roll Up For WA website.”

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