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.

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.

Nearly 18?

Anyone who is within three months of turning 18 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.

Monday to Friday

Location: Sea Cadets hub, Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, CT1 1ZN

Time: 9am to 5.30pm

Parking available in nearby car parks, not at the hub.

Boosters are available for those who are eligible

Aged 16 and over

Thursday 23 September

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

Time: 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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

Time: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Friday 24 September

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG

Time: 8am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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

Time: 8am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 6.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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

Time: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over

Location: Pentagon (former JD Sports), ​​​​​​​Pentagon Centre, Chatham​​​​​​​, ME4 4HP​​​​​​​

Time: 10am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over 

Please bring proof of age

Saturday 25 September

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

Time: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Location: Pentagon (former JD Sports), ​​​​​​​Pentagon Centre, Chatham​​​​​​​, ME4 4HP​​​​​​​

Time: 10am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over 

Please bring proof of age

Location: Folca (former Debenhams building)​​​​​​, 48-66 Sandgate Rd, Folkestone, CT20 1DN​​​​​​​

Time: 10am to 5pm

Aged 16 and over 

Please bring proof of age

Sunday 26 September

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG

Time: 9am to 12.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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

Time: 10am to 4pm

Aged 16 and over 

Monday 27 September

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Tuesday 28 September

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

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

Aged 16 and over 

Wednesday 29 September

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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

Time: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Thurday 30 September

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 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Friday 1 October​​​​​​​

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

Time: 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Saturday 2 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 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Monday 4 October

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Tuesday 5 October

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

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

Aged 16 and over 

Wednesday 6 October

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Thursday 7 October

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

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

Aged 16 and over 

Friday 8 October

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

Saturday 9 October

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

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

Aged 16 and over

Sunday 10 October

Location: St Mary's Medical Centre​​​​​, Vicarage Rd, Strood, ME2 4DG​​​​​​​

Time: 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

Aged 16 and over 

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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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