Clinics in Falmouth will be offering vaccines to children aged five to 11.

Last week it was announced that parents and carers of younger children could now book a Covid vaccine for their children for the first time.

It follows updated JCVI guidance, which recommends all children would benefit from a non-urgent offer of the vaccine, with almost five million now eligible.


Now Falmouth's vaccine clinics are to open up certain sessions for children.

These will be next Wednesday, from 12pm to 5pm, and the following Saturday, April 16, from 9am to 1pm.

Appointments can be pre-booked, or families can attend as walk-ins,

There will also be clinics running for the wider popular, for first, second and booster jabs.

Booked appointments will take place 1pm to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, in addition to walk-in appointments between 12pm and 5pm, with additional walk-in and booked appointments 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

The town's vaccination centre above Falmouth Town Council's offices, in the old Post Office building on The Moor.

Parents and guardians are being encouraged to read the patient and consent information in advance of booking their child’s appointment and will be asked to provide consent for their child’s vaccination on the day.

The JCVI has advised that all children aged between five to 11 will be offered two 10 microgram doses, a third of the strength given to all over the age of 12, of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine (Comirnaty®) with an interval of at least 12 weeks between doses (or eight weeks for children who have medical conditions that put them at increased risk from Covid-19 or who live with someone with a weakened immune system.)

Families will be given a vaccination record card once their child has been vaccinated and are asked to keep this in a safe place. The vaccination record card provides the name of the vaccine, batch number and the date the vaccine was given.