• September 15th, 2021

Covid 19 Vaccine for 12 -15 Year Olds

Following the government’s announcement that 12-15 year olds can now receive the COVID-19 vaccination, please find information below about our patients with congenital heart disease and how it affects them.

The BCCA have provided guidance on those patients who have important heart disease and should receive two vaccinations Link Here

All other 12-15 year olds will be offered one vaccination.

From the available evidence, there is no suggestion that the reported heart inflammation (myocarditis) occurs more frequently in patients with cardiac conditions. In addition, the literature reports that the myocarditis fully resolves without serious complication. We are therefore happy for our paediatric patients 12 years and over to receive the vaccine.

Advice for parents/carers/12-15 year olds