Second Covid-19 jabs for 16 and 17 year olds

19/11/21

Teenagers aged 16 and 17 can now get a second dose of the Covid-19 jab at any of Bolton’s walk-in vaccination clinics.

This follows the Government’s decision to offer a second dose to this age group if it has been at least 12 weeks since their first dose. No parental consent is needed.

Previously, only young people with certain health conditions, or those living with people who are more likely to get infections, could get a second dose.

In addition, parents and carers are reminded that, although Bolton’s successful Covid-19 vaccination programme in schools has ended, their children can still get vaccinated.

They can take their 12 to 15 year olds to walk-in vaccination clinics at Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Horwich RMI and Market Place Shopping Centre for their first dose. In addition, parents can book an appointment on the National Booking Service or by calling 119 if they don’t have internet access.

Updated guidance says that under 18s who have had Covid-19 should not get a vaccine until 12 weeks later.

The sites are part of this week’s walk-in vaccination offer for people in Bolton, which includes a pop-up clinic at Pikes Lane Health Centre on Saturday, November 20. The vaccination bus will also be at Asda Farnworth on Saturday, November 27 and has wheelchair access.

All clinics are offering first and second doses. Some are offering booster doses to eligible people if it has been at least six months since their second dose. This has now been extended to include over-40s.

Additionally, some walk-in clinics are offering third doses for people with a weakened immune system as soon as eight weeks after their second dose. Eligible people will have received an NHS invitation which must be taken along.

It is hoped that some sites will soon be able to offer Moderna to people who require a second dose. Moderna can also be given as a booster.

Dr Helen Wall, senior responsible officer for the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Bolton, said: “All 16 and 17 year olds are now being offered two doses of the coronavirus vaccine to give them longer lasting protection.

“If you are eligible, please get your second dose. Our walk-in clinics offer lots of choice so check out the dates, times and locations to see what’s most convenient for you.”

More than 7,000 young people aged 12-15 received their Covid-19 vaccination in school in Bolton over a five-week period.

The programme was delivered by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust’s School Age Immunisation Service, while Kildonan House GP Practice and Bolton GP Federation conducted the vaccinations.

The school programme has now ended but Dr Wall added: “If your child was not vaccinated at school, perhaps because they were off at the time or they are home educated, they can still get their vaccination.

“Or perhaps you needed more time to consider the vaccination.

“Rates of Covid are still high in the borough, so getting your child vaccinated will help to protect them, family members and vulnerable people in the community this winter. They will also be more likely to be able to continue to attend school and do the activities they enjoy without disruption.”

Our walk-in vaccination services for the coming week are:

Friday, November 19

Breightmet Health Centre, 12pm to 7.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster and third dose.

Hootons Pharmacy at BWFC, 8am to 7.45pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Saturday, November 20

Hootons Pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers 8.15am to 5.45pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 9am to 4.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Horwich RMI, 9am to 2pm. Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Pikes Lane Health Centre, 10am to 3.30pm. Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Sunday, November 21

Breightmet Health Centre, 9am to 4.30pm, Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Horwich RMI, 10am to 3pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Monday November 22

Horwich RMI, 1pm to 7.45 pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Tuesday November 23

Horwich RMI, 1pm to 6pm. Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Wednesday November 24

Horwich RMI, 1pm to 5.45pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Hootons Pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers, 8.15am to 3pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 12pm to 7.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Thursday November 25

Horwich RMI, 1pm to 6.45pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Hootons Pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers, 8.15am to 7pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 12pm to 7.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Friday November 26

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, and third dose.

12 to 15 year olds 4pm to 5.30pm.

Hootons Pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers, 15am-7pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 12pm to 7.30pm, Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Saturday November 27

Horwich RMI, 9am to 2pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Vaccination bus Asda Farnworth, 10am-4pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses.

Market Place Shopping Centre, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 9am to 4.30pm, Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

Sunday November 28

Horwich RMI, 10am-3pm. Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

First and second doses, booster, third dose, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Hootons Pharmacy at Bolton Wanderers, 8.15am-1.45pm. Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and 12 to 15 year olds.

Breightmet Health Centre, 9am to 4.30pm, Pfizer.

First and second doses, booster, and third dose.

The following applies at all vaccination sites:

  • Face coverings are required unless exempt.
  • If you have your NHS number handy it will help to speed up the process, but it isn’t essential
  • AstraZeneca is for people aged 40 and over
  • First and second doses should be a minimum of eight weeks apart
  • Booster dose should be a minimum of six months after second dose
  • All booster doses are Pfizer or Moderna unless advised otherwise for medical reasons
  • Third dose for people with weakened immune system should be as soon as eight weeks after second dose. NHS invitation required
  • 12 to 15 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/carer to give consent.

Anyone requiring a second, third or booster dose can also contact NHS Bolton CCG for help on: 01204 462125, 462157, 462028. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Bolton callers only.

 

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