Young people aged 16 and 17 can now get a second dose of the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine, and are being urged to book theirs as soon as it is due.
Previously only adults were offered a second dose, but eligibility has now been extended to 16 and 17-year-olds. They are able to have their second dose 12 weeks after their first jab.
Healthy children aged 12 to 17 are now being advised to wait 12 weeks after a coronavirus infection before having their Pfizer vaccination. Previously the advice was to leave a four-week gap, but experts believe this length of gap may reduce the already low risk of heart inflammation after a vaccine in children.
Young people in the borough can head to one of our walk-in clinics across Merton to get their first or second dose.
COVID-19 can affect people of any age and the vaccine is designed to reduce the risk of long-term illness and death.