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Vaccinations available for 12-15s during half-term at Lincolnshire ‘pop-up’ sessions

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The NHS in Lincolnshire is offering children aged 12-15 the opportunity to get their covid vaccination at a series of ‘pop-up’ sessions being held at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres during half-term.

Running at the PRSA Mass Vaccination Centre, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground Mass Vaccination Centre, the pop-ups, being provided by specially trained staff, have been scheduled to support the ongoing vaccination programme of 12-15 year-olds in schools across the county.

“Our teams vaccinating 12-15s in schools have been exceptionally busy over the last few weeks and are doing an amazing job, helped by the support and cooperation of our school colleagues,” explains Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

“We want to offer children aged 12-15 who’ve missed their covid vaccination in schools for whatever reason, or who are yet to have the vaccination in school, the opportunity to visit our Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, or the Lincolnshire Showground, so they have every opportunity to get vaccinated.

We will be running pop-ups to vaccinate 12-15 year-olds at PRSA and the Lincolnshire Showground for the remainder of this half-term week (Wednesday 27th  Thursday 28th and Friday 29th) from 2pm-7pm, and over the weekend (Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st) between 10am-4pm.

“Whilst these pop-up sessions mean your child can attend on a walk-in basis with no need to book an appointment, please remember you will need to first consent for your child to be vaccinated – this can be done online and the details are in the letter you will have received via your child’s school.”

Parents/guardians of 12-15 year-olds may also receive a letter from the national vaccination team inviting them to book an appointment for their child through the National Booking System – this offer is in addition to the pop-ups running in Lincolnshire and the same consent process will apply.

To-date across the county around 30 percent of eligible 12-15 year-olds have been vaccinated, and the vaccination programme will run throughout November as we continue to visit schools in Lincolnshire.

“We are really pleased with the uptake amongst 12-15s so far, we’re actually the second best performing county in our region for this age group,” adds Rebecca.  “Just as with the rest of the vaccination programme, I urge anyone eligible to come forwards for their vaccination as soon as possible.”

In keeping with the rest of the country, booster vaccinations are proving extremely popular and more than 74,000 have been given across Lincolnshire to-date to eligible people including:

  • Those aged 50 or over
  • Health and care staff
  • People who live and work in care homes
  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from covid
  • People aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from covid
  • People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, had had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

You will be offered a booster vaccination at least six months after your second dose – please wait to be invited before then either telephoning 119 or booking online via Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Booster vaccinations are not available in Lincolnshire on a walk-in basis/without previously booking an appointment.  If you have not received an invite to book but it’s been six months and one week (190 days) since your second dose, you can try to book your appointment online without an invite.

 

Published 27/10/2021