Another vaccination clinic is being held later this week to give 16 and 17-year-olds who want one the chance to get a Covid jab.

The clinic will be open for individuals in this age group to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday at the Chester Street Hub in Douglas from 10.30am to 1.45pm.

In recent weeks the gov has arranged vaccine hubs for teens around the island in Ramsey, Peel and Castletown which has seen hundreds of under 18s get their first Covid jab and more than 50% of this age group have now had at least one jab.

If you want to attend this clinic, you need to ensure that you’ve registered with 111 and received an appointment time before attending. Those who arrive and do not have a scheduled appointment will not be vaccinated on the day. Booking is essential as staff must know how many vaccines to have to ensure there is no wastage.

One dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is being offered to healthy 16-17 year olds as advised by the JCVI

Those who are within 3 months of turning 18 will receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the adult rollout, along with anyone who is aged 16+ and is clinically extremely vulnerable or has underlying health conditions.

Last week it was decided that the JCVI is not recommending that under 16’s be offered the vaccine on pure health grounds, but there could still be a rollout based on other factors which are being explored in Britain. The Isle of Man has almost always followed JCVI advice and guidance throughout the rollout and said it will do so in the case of under 16s and vaccines.

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