Protecting your children from Covid

Children aged 5 to 11 can now get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Bookings at GPs and pharmacies are now available, or you can get your child vaccinated at your nearest state-run vaccination centre.

Children will receive Pfizer – one third of the dose given to people aged 12 and over.

The recommended schedule for vaccination in this age group is two doses, eight weeks apart.

The interval can be shortened to a minimum of three weeks in special circumstances. For example:

  • as part of an outbreak response
  • before the start of significant immunosuppression, or
  • before international travel.

The Department of Health has a checklist so you know what you need to bring to make your child’s vaccination as smooth as possible.

Each child must be accompanied by one parent or guardian who will provide consent for vaccination. You can also provide your child with a signed consent form to take to their appointment if you cannot attend

Bookings are now open.

To book online, you will need to register an account for your child using an email address that is not already registered on the system. This could be a new or alternative email address used by you or your child.

Book a vaccine

For a state-run vaccination centre – book online

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