Children aged 12-15 in Scotland are able to receive a vaccination for Covid-19.

Vaccinating children won’t stop Covid-19 completely but it will hopefully prevent the Omicron variant from spreading as much and potentially closing schools. If you have already had your first vaccination, you are now able to get your second dose from 3 January 2022. This will be available to you from 12 weeks after your first vaccine.

Do I have a choice whether to take the coronavirus vaccine?

Yes.  You have a say in whether you should get the vaccine or not. You and your parents or carers can discuss the vaccine and decide together whether you want to have it. This also applies to whether you receive a second dose of the vaccine.

If you and your parents disagree about getting the vaccine, help is available to help your sort out the situation. This is called mediation and you can find out more about what it means here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the NHS Inform website:

Covid vaccine for 12-15 year olds

Young people, immunisations and consent