Children aged 12 to 15-years-old in Gloucestershire are now eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine, with Gloucestershire County Council encouraging people to take up the offer.
SoGlos spoke to a Gloucestershire mum about why she’s decided to have her child vaccinated as soon as she can – and why she thinks the vaccinations are so important to protect others.
Gloucestershire County Council is working hard to help control the spread of Covid-19 in the county, as well as providing clear advice and information to residents. It advises that getting children vaccinated will help to reduce the spread of the virus within schools, reduce time out of education and reduce the risk of complications should they contract Coronavirus.
The NHS in Gloucestershire is co-ordinating the school-based Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gloucestershire this autumn, offering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children aged 12 to 15-years-old.
For more information, visit covid19.glos.nhs.uk.
I have two children – a son who is in secondary school and a daughter in primary school.
My son would have already been vaccinated by now, but unfortunately, he tested positive on a PCR test just before half term so must wait for 12 weeks before he can have the vaccination.
I think it is our social responsibility to vaccinate. Fortunately, we don’t know anyone who has been badly affected by Covid-19 – though we are acutely aware of what it could do.
I don’t have any concerns; both of my children have had all their vaccinations required from birth and I don’t see this being any different.
We have spoken very openly about Covid-19 throughout the pandemic. Whilst I think that there has been a huge amount of scaremongering and unhelpful reporting surrounding the numbers and those affected, I do believe we should do everything we can to protect ourselves and others.
I would say read the facts and don’t rely on social media for reference to base your decisions on.
For more information about Covid-19 vaccines for 12 to 15-year-olds in Gloucestershire, see 7 reasons Gloucestershire parents are being encouraged to vaccinate their kids against Covid-19, or visit covid19.glos.nhs.uk.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
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