Appointments in Fife will be available from 19th March. These will arrive in a blue letter and will include rescheduling options. All eligible siblings can be brought to the appointment to be vaccinated at the same time
In reviewing this, consideration had been given to the health benefits of vaccination in this age group, the potential educational benefits, and the impact on NHS services of delivering a 2-dose vaccination programme to around 5 million young children.
Drop in appointments
For child 5-11 drop in appointment times, see our Drop in vaccination clinics page for specific child drop in times.
Coronavirus in children
For most children, coronavirus is usually a mild illness that rarely leads to complications. For a very few the symptoms may last for longer than the usual 2 to 3 weeks. A few children will be very poorly and have to go to hospital.
What to expect when you come for your vaccination
How many doses will children aged 5 to 11 be offered?
Children aged 5 to 11 years will be offered 2 doses of the coronavirus vaccine. The second dose will be offered from 12 weeks after their first dose.
A third primary dose is also being offered to children aged 5 to 11 years with a severely weakened immune system. The third primary dose will be offered from 8 weeks after the second dose.
Which vaccine will my child be offered?
Children aged 5 to 11 years will be offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. They'll be given a child-sized dose. A child-sized dose is one third of the dose offered to adults/adolescents (12 years and over).
My child has already had coronavirus, can they get the vaccine?
Even if your child has already had coronavirus, they could still get it again. The vaccine will reduce the risk of your child getting coronavirus. If they do get it again, the vaccine can reduce how serious their symptoms will be. However, if your child has recently tested positive for coronavirus, they should wait ideally 12 weeks after the date they tested positive to get the vaccine (first or second dose).
If your child is at higher risk, they can have the vaccine from 4 weeks after testing positive for coronavirus.
Read more at NHS Inform