Vaccinations for all healthy 5-11 year olds to launch from April 2022

Following yesterday’s government announcement, which confirmed that all healthy 5-11 year olds will soon be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, health leaders are asking that parents and carers be patient and do not contact the NHS to request a vaccine.

At the moment, the Norfolk and Waveney health and care system is continuing to vaccinate clinically extremely vulnerable 5-11 year olds and will continue to do so in the weeks ahead. The guidance from the JCVI indicates that healthy children will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination sometime in April 2022.

At this time, we would ask that people be patient and kind to NHS staff as they continue to deliver the local vaccination programme in line with national guidance, and await further information as to when healthy 5–11-year-olds can come forward for their vaccine.