Children’s Health Matters

Content originally from Mid & South Essex Integrated Care System

For decades, vaccinations have protected our children and young people from potentially serious diseases, including measles, flu, meningitis and mumps.

Now the COVID-19 vaccine is available to protect children from illness.The Government recommends that 5-11 year olds be offered the vaccine, which has been approved by the UK’s medicines regulator, to boost immunity and increase their protection against any future waves of COVID-19.

Read the NHS booklet for parents regarding covid vaccinations:
COVID-19 Vaccination: A Parent’s Guide

Vaccinations are provided at vaccination centres, pharmacies and GPs offering vaccines for this age group. You can view these sites and make an appointment through the National Booking Service or by calling 119.

COVID-19 is still active and causing some children to miss out on their education and things they enjoy. We all want to get back to normal – for children to go to school, do the things they love and catch up on lost time spent time with family and friends.

Get your child vaccinated today.
FAQ’s: COVID-19 and 5-11 Year Olds

Hear from a doctor who answers questions including: How do we know the Covid-19 vaccination is safe for under 18’s?