All children aged between 12 and 15 will be offered a dose of the vaccine.
All 16 and 17-year-olds have been offered the vaccination, with 55.1% of this age group taking up the offer in Portsmouth. If you have a young person in your life, they can wait to be contacted by their GP or attend one of the local walk-in clinics offering vaccines to this age group.
All children aged 12 to 15 years are being offered a first dose of vaccine as part of the school-based COVID-19 vaccination programme. Portsmouth City Council is currently working with the NHS to provide information for Portsmouth parents and carers – you can get the latest by using the button below.
Millions of vulnerable people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from 20th September, to provide protection during winter.
The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously, meaning the following groups will be prioritised:
- People aged 50 and over
- People who live and work in care homes
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- Carers aged 16 and over
- People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
Anyone eligible can receive their booster from six months after their second dose.
The NHS will contact people directly to let them know when it is their turn – please do not contact the NHS for your booster vaccine.
Become a Community Champion and help to share information locally about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Portsmouth City Council is looking to recruit young people, aged 18-30 years and from diverse communities across the city who want to share up-to-date and trusted information from the NHS and Public Health about the vaccine.
As a result, the Council want people to make their own decisions based on facts, about having the vaccine.
If you, or anyone you know, might be able to reach friends, families, organisations and groups of people in Portsmouth, please do support the city’s Community Champion project.
The role is voluntary and based from home, so you can do it whenever is most convenient to you.