COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years old
10 Jan 2022
As schools prepare for the start of Term 1, 2022, parents and carers are strongly encouraged to book their children aged 5 to 11 years old for their COVID-19 vaccination. Bookings are available from 10 January 2022 through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
NSW Health advice indicates that vaccinations offer excellent protection against COVID-19 in children. Even though COVID-19 in children is often milder than in adults, there’s strong evidence to support vaccinating children.
Vaccines give the immune system a helping hand to protect against serious illness and possible long-term effects from COVID-19. Vaccinations also help to protect friends, family and our school community by reducing the spread of the virus.
The Pfizer children’s vaccine is the approved COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old in Australia. The dose is around 1/3 of the dose for people aged 12 years and older.
Parents and carers of students aged 12 years and above are also reminded to book their children’s Pfizer or Moderna vaccination as soon as possible.
Visit the NSW Government website for more information or talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination for your child to help you make an informed decision.
All staff are also advised that booster vaccinations will be included in an updated Public Health Order as announced by the NSW Government on Friday 7 January 2022. Further information be provided by the department as it becomes available.
If you require a free telephone interpreter, call 131 450, say the language you need in English and ask the interpreter to connect you to the COVID-19 vaccine helpline.