The Committee for Health & Social Care has again agreed to align the Bailiwick’s vaccination programme with the UK’s, following recent changes brought in based on advice from the JCVI.
It means that the following cohorts of children and young people will now be offered a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine, no sooner than three months after completion of their primary course:
- Young people aged 16 to 17 years old
- Children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed
- Children and young people aged 12 to 15 who are severely immunosuppressed and who have had a third primary dose
Invites will be sent to 16-17 year olds inviting them for their booster once the young person becomes eligible. However, if anyone in this cohorts believes they are already eligible they can contact the Vaccination Call Centre on 01481 220006.
Three months have not yet passed for the majority of the 12-15 year old cohort since their second dose. Invitations will be sent out when people become eligible.
The JCVI recommends that children aged 5 to 11 years old who are in a clinical risk group, or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, should be offered two doses of the Pfizer vaccine with an interval of eight weeks between the first and second doses.