Kent and Medway COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: Clinically Vulnerable Aged 5-11

Further information on eligibility can be found here:

COVID-19 vaccinations: A guide for parents of children aged 5-11 years of age at high risk (

How can I prepare my child for their COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccine will be given as an injection, normally in the upper arm.

The needles used are small and your child should only feel a tiny pinprick.


  • Talk to your child about what will happen during their vaccination appointment
  • Make sure your child wears something that makes it easy to access the upper arm
  • Let the person giving the vaccine know if you or your child are feeling nervous – they'll be very understanding and can provide support
  • Bring a favourite toy and/or comforter to the appointment
  • Bring evidence of your childs eligibility (letter and/or text confirmation)

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If you do have coronavirus symptoms book a free NHS test.