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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49196, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he will make available for parents and children to be able to have supported conversations about the covid-19 vaccine for 12 to 15 year olds.

Answered on

22 September 2021

Additional information for parents and children to have supported conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people

A consent form and information leaflet provided by the School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) team will be used to seek parental consent. Parents will also be provided with a contact number for the SAIS team in case of any queries. The information leaflet is addressed to the child as the recipient of the vaccine and encourages them to discuss the decision about the vaccine with their parents. There are accessible versions of the consent form and leaflets available for those with a learning disability or who live with autism. There are braille and British Sign Language videos to order or download and translations will also be made available.