Please see the following message below from Cornwall Council Public Health
Parents and carers urged to protect children against COVID
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, parents and carers in Cornwall are being urged to get their children vaccinated ahead of the summer holidays.
Jabs are now available for all children over the age of 5 and child-friendly clinics are being set up at sites across the county.
The virus poses a risk to young people, both during the initial infection period and with longer-term health issues such as long COVID.
Vaccinating children can:
- Prevent further disruption to their education and social activity from initial infection as well as from long COVID which affects over 8% of children.
- Save lives by reducing the risk of infection to your child and to those around them, especially vulnerable and elderly family members.
- Reduce symptoms if infected and reduce the likelihood of developing severe disease and lasting health issues – proven by over 15 studies.
- Enhance future protection if a child has already had COVID-19.
All COVID-19 vaccines in the UK have passed all clinical safety trials to be approved by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. This means they are safe.
Parents and guardians can book a vaccination appointment for their children online, or just walk in at their nearest walk-in clinic. To find out the details of their nearest walk-in site visit the Grab a Jab website.