Coronavirus guidance for the public


Updated: 8 April 2022

The national vaccination programme is continuing. If you missed your COVID vaccine the first time round, or haven't booked in yet please book your COVID vaccine here 

We have a mass vaccination centre at Salt Hill Activity Centre and one at Langley Health Centre - to visit these sites you can either book an appointment or walk-in. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine for children aged 5 to 15

 Two doses of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are being offered to children aged 5 to 15 to give them the best protection against COVID-19. Children will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine for both doses and it is safe and effective.

Why do they need a vaccine?   COVID-19 is usually mild in most children, but it can make some children unwell.  1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine gives good protection against your child getting seriously ill. But 2 doses gives stronger and longer-lasting protection against future COVID-19 variants.  Vaccinating children can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection to your child and those around them.

 When can they get it?  Children can get a 1st dose of the vaccine from the day they turn 5.   Most children can get a 2nd dose from 12 weeks after they had their 1st dose.

If your child has a condition that means they're at high risk from COVID-19 or they live with someone who has a weakened immune system, they can get a 2nd dose from 8 weeks after they had their 1st dose.  If your child is aged 12 to 15 and at high risk from COVID-19, they can also get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they had a 2nd dose at least 3 months ago.

Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment  online:     You can book your child's 1st dose online from the day they turn 5.   You can usually book their 2nd dose from 24 hours after they had their 1st dose.  You'll be offered appointment dates from 12 weeks after their 1st dose.

 More information

GOV.UK: guidance for parents on COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people

GOV.UK: COVID-19 vaccination for children and young people aged 12 to 17

GOV.UK: a guide for parents of children aged 5 to 11

1st booster: The government has opened up first boosters to all those aged over 16. Please book online or call 119 to make an appointment to have your booster.

Spring COVID-19 booster

Care home residents, people aged 75 and over and those with a weakened immune system aged 12 and over will be invited to get a spring COVID-19 booster . The NHS will contact you and invite you to book your spring booster when it’s due.

COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Slough Borough Council Public Health has worked with the council, NHS, Slough CVS and One Slough to produce FAQs about the vaccine.

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