Bookings have opened for children aged 5-11 years old at COVID-19 vaccination clinics operated by Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) with the first vaccinations set to take place from 10 January 2022.
The Pfizer (Comirnaty) children’s vaccine will be available at both The Granville Centre Vaccination Clinic and Blacktown Hospital Vaccination Clinic.
Evidence shows vaccination offers excellent protection against COVID-19 in children. Even though COVID-19 in children is often milder than in adults, there’s strong evidence to support vaccinating children.
Vaccines give the immune system a helping hand to protect against serious illness and possible long-term effects from COVID-19. Vaccination also helps to protect friends, family and the community by reducing spread of the virus.
The Pfizer (Comirnaty) children’s vaccine is the approved COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 – 11 years in Australia. The dose is around 1/3 of the dose for people aged 12 years and older.
Children will receive two doses of the vaccine, given 8 weeks apart. In certain circumstances, the second dose can be brought forward to 3 weeks after the first dose, including:
- in an outbreak response
- prior to the initiation of significant immunosuppression
- before international travel.
Parents are encouraged to book a vaccination appointment for their child as soon as possible. Talk to your GP if you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 vaccination for your child.
Make a booking for a 5-11 year old at the Blacktown Hospital Vaccination Clinic here.
Make a booking for a 5-11 year old at The Granville Centre Vaccination Clinic here.
Consent is required from a parent or guardian at booking and at the appointment. If the parent or guardian is unable to attend the appointment, a nominated accompanying adult can be identified during the booking process.