Please see below information about who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. This is being sent on behalf of the Director of Children's Services (DCS) for Greenwich. A letter from the DCS to parents is also attached.
People aged 18 and over (or will turn 18 within 3 months)
Young people aged 16 and 17
The first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is now available to all 16 and 17 year olds nationwide. Second dosage timings remain under review and you will be updated in due course.
Parental consent is not required provided that the young person has capacity.
In south-east London, young people aged 16 and 17 years can get a vaccine in one of two ways:
Some children aged 12 to 15
Children aged 12 to 15 can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if:
If a child is eligible for vaccination, parents will be contacted by a local NHS service such as their GP surgery to arrange their appointments.
There has been no decision made about a wider vaccination roll-out for 12 to 15 year olds. This remains under review and you’ll be updated in due course.