COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people

Children and young people aged 12-15 are able to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at sites available via the national booking system. This is an additional offer to the vaccination programme currently being delivered in schools and will run alongside existing arrangements.

People in Bolton in this age group can choose to be vaccinated at Horwich RMI Club, as this has been added as a vaccination location on the national booking service.

To arrange an appointment click here

People who are unable to use the internet can also access the national booking service by calling 119.

Our School Age Immunisation Service is also offering COVID-19 vaccinations to local young people aged 12-15 in school settings.

One dose of the vaccine will provide good protection against severe illness and hospitalisation.  Vaccinating 12 to 15 year-olds will help to keep young people in school and reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 within schools, communities and families. They will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine over the coming weeks.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are responsible for the delivery of all school age immunisations in the area, and will be providing the vaccination programme with oversight from Dr Helen Wall, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Bolton, and the Public Health department at Bolton Council.

Children that did not receive a vaccine at a school session that has already taken place at their school, but would like one, are now able to book an appointment via the NBS to receive the vaccine at Horwich RMI or another available site.

More local sites may become available.

Children and young people that have already received a vaccine in a school setting SHOULD NOT go to a national booking site for an additional vaccine, as they have already received a first dose.

If a school is booked for a vaccination session, any children who have received the vaccine at a national booking site before their school resumes WILL NOT be vaccinated during their school session. 

We understand that this may be an anxious time for families considering whether their child or children should have the vaccine and that you may have some questions.  Below is a detailed leaflet for parents/guardians which will hopefully answer many of your queries about the vaccine itself.

Guidance for parents and guardians – COVID-19 Vaccination programme for children and young people [1MB] PDF

The UK Health Security Agency & NHS have also produced information in a number of other languages. Links to them can be found here:

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