Can parents refuse to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19?

Can parents refuse to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19? 

Yes. The vaccination is not mandatory. Parents will be asked to give their consent for the vaccination. Children may express a wish to have the vaccine and may have the capacity to provide informed consent themselves.

Can I go abroad if I don’t have the COVID-19 vaccine? If you have not been fully vaccinated, you should continue to follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You should carefully research the requirements of your destination country before travelling.

Can you still get Covid after vaccine? Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so you should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection. Some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be given in schools without parental consent? 

Schools can reassure parents that if a child does not have parental consent and does not want to get the vaccine they will not receive it. This will follow usual practice, even if the child is attending school on the day of vaccination.

Schools should also remind parents that school attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and that being in school is the best thing for their mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Can parents refuse to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19? – Additional Questions

What are some symptoms of the COVID-19 BA.5 subvariant?

At this time, symptoms from BA. 5 appear to be similar to those caused by other Omicron subvariants. Common symptoms include fever, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, muscle pain, and fatigue.

Is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine approved for 5-11 year olds?

A new paediatric formulation of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children aged 5 to 11 after meeting the required safety, quality and effectiveness standards.

Is the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available for children at high risk?

About the vaccine. Children will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Each vaccine is a third of the dose of vaccine that is given to older children and adults. Your child needs 2 injections of the vaccine usually 8 weeks apart. The vaccine has been tested to make sure it is as safe as possible.

Where can I get the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds?

The majority of vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds will take place at local vaccination centres or community pharmacies outside of school hours and are available to book through the online booking service or by calling 119.

How can I book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

Please use the NHS website first. If you cannot use the NHS website, you can phone 119 free of charge. You can ask someone else to do this for you if you prefer.

Can I get COVID-19 twice?

Anyone can get COVID-19 more than once. But some people have more risk of reinfection. Unvaccinated people. Studies show unvaccinated people who’ve already had COVID-19 are more than twice as likely as fully vaccinated people to get reinfected.

How long does long COVID-19 last?

How long does COVID last? Mild or moderate COVID-19 lasts about two weeks for most people. But others experience lingering health problems even after the fever and cough go away and they are no longer testing positive for the illness.

How long do you test positive for COVID-19?

Unfortunately, many people can test positive for COVID-19 for weeks or even months, but there is good news: people are not likely to be contagious for that long, even if they test positive, and therefore are unlikely to transmit the virus to others.

What should I do if I have a positive COVID-19 test?

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test.

Is it safe to live in the same house as someone with COVID-19?

People who live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 are at the highest risk of becoming infected because they are most likely to have prolonged close contact. People who stayed overnight in the household of someone with COVID-19 while they were infectious are also at high risk.

Is self-isolation recommended for those with COVID-19?

Self-isolation at home has been recommended for those diagnosed with COVID-19 and those who suspect they have been infected. Health agencies have issued detailed instructions for proper self-isolation. Many governments have mandated or recommended self-quarantine for entire populations.

Can you take ibuprofen if you have the coronavirus disease?

Patients can take paracetamol or ibuprofen when self-medicating for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever and headache, and should follow NHS advice if they have any questions or if symptoms get worse.

What are the organs most affected by COVID‐19?

The lungs are the organs most affected by COVID‐19