COVID-19 vaccination - A guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11

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This leaflet should be read by parents and carers of children aged 5-11 prior to their child’s COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

Each child’s dose is a third of the amount of vaccine that is given to older children and adults. Children will be offered 2 doses of vaccine 12 weeks apart.

You can make an appointment for your child at a children’s vaccination clinic in your local Health and Social Care Trust using the online booking system at:  You may be able to attend without an appointment - see

Translation in 17 languages and a large print accessible version is available to download below.

British and Irish sign language versions of the leaflet are available here;


A5, 8 pages PDF only
Target group
Parents of 5-11s