West Essex Covid-19 Vaccination Walk-in Centres

Vaccine information for young people

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for all children over 5 years of age (Children aged 5-11 are via booked appointments only).


Having the vaccine has been shown to boost immunity and increase protection against any future waves of COVID-19 and helps children stay in school, catch up on the things they love to do and spend time with family and friends.


Below is some information for you to make an informed choice should you decide to get your child vaccinated.


Parents and carers can use the national booking site to book a vaccination appointment at a local centre or use one of the walk-in clinics for children aged 12+ (see locations and times here)

From Saturday 2nd April:


COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5-11 year olds


Parents and carers can book the COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5-11 years of age.


How to book - Call 119 or online National Booking System  


Where - Appointments will take place in larger vaccination centres and some GP-run sites.    


Note: From 11th April some community pharmacies will also be offering booked appointments.  


Family appointments – Larger vaccination centres will also offer appointments for the whole family.  Offering children the opportunity of getting vaccinated with their parents/guardians. 


Clinically vulnerable 5- 11 year-olds - Vaccinations are already available for clinically vulnerable 5-11 year-olds, or those who live with someone who has a weakened immune system, from GPs and special educational needs schools. From 2 April, parents and carers - can also access COVID-19 vaccination appointments online National Booking Service   or call 119.   

More information on 5-11s

As of 11 March 2022, children aged 12 to 15 years old who are most at risk from COVID, including those who are severely immunosuppressed and with underlying health conditions, can now book in their booster online.

The national booking service has been updated so that the most vulnerable in this cohort can quickly and easily book in a booster jab when they become eligible.


 The following are good sources of information for both parents and young people:

young people flyer thumbnail.png

View our FAQ flyer for

more information