Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 12 to 17

The Covid-19 vaccine is now being made available to anyone over the age of 12. This page explains the vaccine offer in Kent and Medway for young people under 18-years-old. 

National information is available on the GOV.uk website

Please use the drop-down menus below for more information on the specific age groups and parental consent.

Parental consent for 12 to 15-year-olds

Parental consent will always be requested before any child aged 12 to 15 is given the Covid-19 vaccination – in line with NHS rules. No vaccinations will take place without asking for parental consent. 

There are exceptional circumstances where, if a child and parent/guardian have different opinions, the child can request for a medical professional to assess their capacity to consent to the vaccination themselves (this is known as Gillick competency). 

Consent forms may come through schools but it is the responsibility of the NHS to ensure consent is in place before vaccination happens.


16-year-olds and over

Parental consent is not required for those aged 16 and over who wish to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

These rules are in line with the normal NHS guidance on parental consent.

The vaccination offer for 12 to 15-year-olds (with no specific clinically vulnerable risk factors) will be run by the NHS schools immunisation services. Clinics will be run on school sites, but co-ordination of parental consent and timing of clinics is the responsibility of the NHS.
Please do not contact GP surgeries or other vaccine services about booking appointments. Information will be shared with pupils and parents through schools.

There is more information about the vaccination offer to 12 to 15-year-olds on the GOV.uk website

The vaccine offered to 12 to 15-year-olds will be one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

GPs are inviting at-risk children aged between 12 and 15-years-old, who are clinically vulnerable to Covid-19 or live with adults who are at increased risk of serious illness from the virus, to have their vaccine.

A full list of the medical conditions that are considered to put 12 to 15-year-olds at greater risk is on the national webpage for vaccine information for children and young people.

The Covid-19 vaccine will also be offered to children aged 12 and over, who live with someone who is immunosuppressed, such as those receiving chemotherapy or who have had a transplant.

For vulnerable young people the vaccination offer is two doses of the Pfizer vaccine; given eight weeks apart.

Anyone who aged 16 or over is now able to book on the national booking service (NBS)

If a site in Kent and Medway does not appear when you try to book online, it means all current slots are taken, but more are regularly added. Please check back later. You should not need to travel outside of Kent and Medway to have a vaccination.

All 16 and 17-year-olds can use a local vaccination walk-in service, or via an appointment with your GP. The vaccination being offered is one dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

There are walk-in clinics taking place throughout Kent and Medway. Not all walk-in clinics are able to give the vaccine to under 18s, please refer to the map and the list below for your closest clinic.

16 and 17-year-olds can provide consent themselves and do not need parental consent.

Friday 15 October

Location: Rochester Healthy Living Centre, Delce Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 2EL​​​​​

Time: TBC

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Regent Pharmacy, 19 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1AS

Time: 5pm to 6pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 16 October

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Sunday 17 October

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 12.45pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Monday 18 October

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Tuesday 19 October

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Wednesday 20 October

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Jubilee Sports Hall, Pippin Rd, East Peckham, Tonbridge, TN12 5BT

Time: 9am to 12.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Thursday 21 October

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Friday 22 October​​​​​​​

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Cliffeswoods Pharmacy, 7 Parkside Parade, Rochester ME3 8HX

Time: 9am to 12pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Sevenoaks Pharmacy, 42 Dartford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3TQ​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Pharmacy 1st, 186-188 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5XG

Time: 10am to 3pm

Aged 16 and over 

Including boosters for those eligible

Saturday 23 October

Location: Avicenna Medical Centre, Oxley Shaw Lane, Leybourne, West Malling, ME19 5PU

Time: 8.30am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over

Including boosters for those eligible

Location: Saga building, Holmes Way, Ramsgate, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CT12 5ZW​​​​​​​

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Image promoting the walk-in vaccination clinics

Do you have questions about the vaccination?

Our dedicated vaccination helpline can provide you with any information you may need. Translation services are available.

Phone 0330 320 4444, between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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