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Vaccine eligibility

Vaccination is available for all people from the age of 12 years, however some children aged 5-11 are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Children aged 5 - 11 and Children aged 12 and under in school year 7

This is a one off vaccination programme and will be administered as follows:

Young children aged 5 – 11 who live with someone who is immunosuppressed or have the following conditions should be offered two doses of the vaccine:

  • severe neurodisabilities
  • immunosuppression – those whose immune systems don’t work as well
  • profound and multiple or severe learning disabilities
  • being on the learning disability register
  • those with Down’s syndrome
  • those with long term serious conditions affecting their body
  • The time between doses will be no less than 8 weeks.

Parents of this cohort are asked to register online under priority group 21 (those living with immunosuppressed person) or 22 (all other eligible children).

The JCVI has recently advised that all 5 – 11 year olds are to be offered a vaccination against COVID19.

Parents are asked to register their child(ren) in priority group 23 if they wish their child(ren) to start the vaccination programme.

Direct contact will be made, either by e-mail or letter providing you with an appointment for a vaccination, you are asked to please attend this appointment and only to call or e-mail 111, if you have received a letter and cannot make the appointment.

Please do not call 111 to book an appointment, only to register your child(ren)

A specific paediatric dose has been approved for this age group.

People aged 12 and over

You are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine if you're aged 12 or over.

For most people it is initially 2 doses, this is known as the primary course.

You can book an appointment for the vaccine, by calling 111 or e-mailing vaccinations@gov.im.

Pregnant women are encouraged to have the COVID vaccine – it is important to get vaccinated to protect you and your baby. The vaccine is proven to be safe and effective and causes no harm to the unborn baby.

People aged over 5 with a weakened immune system or immunocompromised

A third primary dose of vaccine will be included in the primary doses for immunocompromised people, to try provide their weakened immune system with increased protection. This should be given approximately 8 weeks after your second dose – as guided by your Specialist.

If you think you or your child are eligible for a third primary dose please contact 111 and a clinician will call you to verify if you're eligible for a third primary dose and will determine the timing of the dose being administered.

Find out who is at higher risk from COVID.

Booster doses

The booster will help give you longer-term protection against getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

Booster vaccination eligibility is expanded to include all adults aged 16 and over and those aged between 12 and 15 who are in an ‘at risk’ group.

Booster vaccinations will be due at least 3 months after second (or third) primary dose.

Severely immunosuppressed individuals who have completed their primary course (3 doses) will be due a booster dose at least 3 months after the third primary dose.

in all cases to book a 1st booster vaccination you should call 111 or e-mail them on vaccinations@gov.im

Spring booster

The JCVI has announced a spring campaign for a 2nd booster for the most at risk in society this 2nd booster will be offered to those persons who meet the following criteria:

  • have received a full course of vaccine including a 1st booster;
  • are an elderly resident in a care home;
  • are aged 75 or over, no matter what your original priority group was;
  • are immunosuppressed.

People who fall into the above criteria will be offered a vaccination appointment when they reach a point around 6 months (but no earlier than 3 months) after their 1st booster vaccination.

We will write to you with your appointment date, time and place, if you cannot make this appointment then please call 111 or e-mail them on vaccinations@gov.im to change your appointment.

When to get your vaccine

5 – 11 year olds and under 12’s in school year 7

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (28 Days for at risk (PG 21 or 22))

Wait until 12 weeks or more weeks (28 Days for at risk (PG 21 or 22)) have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

12 weeks after you had your first dose (Unless in at risk PG 21 or 22 in which case 8 weeks)

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (8 weeks for at risk PG 21 or 22) since first dose

Wait until 12 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom (Unless in at risk PG 21 or 22 in which case 28 days)

 

12 to 15 years old

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (28 Days for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19)

Wait until 12 weeks or more (or 28 Days for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19) have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

12 weeks after you had your first dose (Unless in PG 4, 6, 18 or 19 in which case 8 weeks)

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks (8 weeks for PG 4, 6, 18 or 19) since first dose

Wait until 12 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom (Unless in PG 4, 6, 18 or 19 in which case 28 days)

Booster dose

No recent COVID infection after 2nd dose

Wait at least 3 months from the date of your second dose

Booster dose

PCR/LFT confirmed COVID infection in last 12 weeks after 2nd dose*

Wait until 12 weeks or more has passed since you tested positive* but no earlier than 3 months

*If in an at risk group this time period is reduced to at least 28 days

 

Over 16 years old

Dose

Have you had COVID?

When you can get your vaccine

First dose

No recent COVID infection

Get your first dose now

First dose

Confirmed COVID infection in last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive or first symptom

Second dose

No recent COVID infection

At least 8 weeks after your first dose

Second dose

Confirmed COVID infection in the last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive, but no earlier than 8 weeks from your first dose

Booster dose

No recent COVID infection

At least 3 months after your second dose

Booster dose

Confirmed COVID infection in the last 4 weeks

Wait until 4 weeks or more have passed since you tested positive, but no earlier than 3 months from your first dose