Published: Wednesday, 22nd September 2021
Young people aged 12 to 15 will soon start receiving their COVID-19 jab thanks to our new in-school vaccination programme.
Safe, convenient and administered by Royal Greenwich GPs supported by Oxleas Young Greenwich school nurses, we are rolling out the vaccination programme to schools across Royal Greenwich, offering jabs to all young people who are eligible and have the necessary parental consent.
The vaccine is the most effective way of ensuring we can keep students in the classroom, so they can continue to learn effectively and socialise with their friends safely.
We all want to keep life moving and avoid further disruptions, and for our young people’s mental wellbeing, we need to make sure that they are mixing with their friends and learning from their teachers in a safe and secure environment.
Councillor Matt Morrow, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “I urge all families and young people in Royal Greenwich to consider the offer of the vaccine and to take it up as soon as the rollout reaches your school.
“The vaccine protects you and stops the virus spreading, meaning you can continue to be in school, seeing your friends every day and getting the best quality education. Getting the jab helps us all get back to doing the things we love, safely.
“The appropriate consent will be secured from parents and carers of any 12 to 15-year-old getting the jab.”
Young people aged 16 and over can also get their jab via the schools' vaccination programme and at our pop-up/walk-in vaccination clinics – find out where these are located at selondonccg.nhs.uk/popupclinics.
A free and confidential helpline is also available for any south east London resident with questions about the vaccine. Book online or call 07828 499 044 to arrange a friendly conversation with a healthcare professional.