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Children at higher risk from COVID-19 infection
JVCI recommended that children aged 6 months to 4 years in a clinical risk group will be offered the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine two 3-microgram doses of Cominarty 3(three) Concentrate with an interval of at least 8 weeks between the first and second doses. If you think your child is in a clinical risk group and you have not been contacted as their parent, please contact your GP to discuss with them.
Children in a clinical risk group who turn 5 years old on or after 1st June 2023, and who have not already received a dose of Comirnaty 10 Concentrate, can be invited to receive two doses of Comirnaty 3 (three) Concentrate alongside the 6 months to 4 years cohort. The purpose of this is to enable vaccination for the ‘rising 5-year olds’ i.e those individuals in a clinical risk group who will not have had sufficient opportunity to come forward for their primary doses before the end of the Spring 2023 campaign, or those who are aged 4 when invited but then turn 5 years of age before they are vaccinated.
Covid-19 Housebound Vaccinations
A patient is deemed to be housebound when they are unable to leave their home environment through physical and or / psychological illness. An individual will not be eligible for a home visit if they are able to leave their home environment on their own or with minimal assistance to visit a public or social recreational public services (including shopping).
Those who are housebound will have been identified by their registered GP and will have been invited. You will receive a phone call from the roving team or your GP to arrange an appointment.
A team of two ‘roving team’ staff will be carrying out your appointment. They will have identification to prove they are healthcare professionals. You will receive a telephone call before the appointment to confirm they will be visiting you.
If you are having any issues and require assistance accessing a housebound appointment and you are unable to attend a Covid-19 vaccination site please contact the Housebound team using the email/telephone number below
Tel 0121 371 8445 BSOLCovidVaccinationBookings@uhb.nhs.uk
How the COVID-19 vaccine is given
The vaccine is given by injection into the arm. You will be asked which arm you wish to have it in – we recommend if you are right-handed to have it in your left arm and vice versa.