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Vaccine registration opens for at-risk children

Those with underlying health conditions invited for jab

Children and young people in at-risk groups can now register for a Covid-19 vaccine.

The invite is for those who have underlying health conditions and people who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed individual.

Parents or guardians of those children and young people who fall into the following group are asked to register their child for a vaccination by calling 111:
- Those aged 12 - 15 with severe neuro-disabilities (includes cerebral palsy, severe epilepsy, severe autism/severe ADHD), Down’s syndrome, those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities and those who are on the learning disability register.
Separately, vaccination invitation letters will be sent by GPs to those in the following additional at-risk groups:

- Children aged 12 - 15 with specific underlying health conditions

- Young individuals aged 12 - 17 who share a household with an immunosuppressed person (either adults or children)
Parents or guardians of young people in these at-risk groups are asked to register their child with the vaccination team by calling 111 only once they have received their invitation letter.
After registering, the vaccination team will then be in touch with dates and times for the two appointments.

When attending the appointment, individuals will need to bring this letter with them.

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