VACCINATION teams are back in Bolton schools again offering 12-to-15-year-olds the second dose of the Covid jab.

Young people who received the first dose during the 'school programme' in October will be offered a second dose over the coming weeks, providing it has been 12 weeks since they receive their first dose, and have not tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 12 weeks.

The team will also be providing first doses to any children and young people who wish to receive one that haven’t already.

Vaccinating 12 to 15 year-olds is vital to keep young people in school and reduce the risk of spread of Covid-19 within schools, communities and families.

Kildonan House and the GP Federation, will be delivering the vaccine on behalf of Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

Karen Meadowcroft, Chief Nurse at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust said: “The vaccination programme is completely voluntary, but we hope that as many young people as possible will come forward to get their second dose of the vaccination when they are invited, to protect themselves and those around them.

"Detailed information on the vaccine will be provided to students and families by the team providing the vaccination, to help them make an informed decision.

"Families do not need to contact the NHS to arrange their child’s vaccine, schools and providers will be in touch.”

Four vaccination sites across Bolton are delivering vaccines to 12-15 year olds and will continue to offer this service alongside the school offer. If parents and pupils would prefer to attend at a different time to the offer in school, they can check Bolton CCG’s website and social channels for the most up to date locations

These are currently located at Market Place Shopping Centre, Horwich RMI, Avondale Health Centre and Hootons at Bolton Wanderers.