Vaccine Information

Vaccine Information

Alder Hey are hosting a Covid 19 vaccination clinic for anyone 5 years old+ who are in need of a 1st, 2nd or booster jab.

Upcoming Alder Hey Clinics

There are currently no upcoming vaccine clinics. Details of any further vaccine clinics at Alder Hey will be shared here.


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Institute in the Park, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, L12 2AP

Visitor Guidance

Please note that all visitors to Alder Hey must wear a face mask (unless exempt). Read our latest visitor guidance.

Vaccine FAQs

Our Chief Nursing Officer, Nathan Askew, answers some of the most common questions that come up when discussing Covid-19 vaccinations in children. 

Important information on vaccinations

The NHS is now recommending that children aged 5 to 11 who are considered at higher risk of serious complications of COVID-19 – or those who are household contacts of an immunosuppressed person – are offered two paediatric doses of the vaccine eight weeks apart. All other 5-11 year olds are advised to have their 1st and 2nd doses 12 weeks apart. 

Children at serious risk from the complications of COVID-19 infection include those with:

  • severe neurodisabilities
  • immunosuppression* – those whose immune systems don’t work as well and those who live with someone who is immunosuppressed
  • profound and multiple or severe learning disabilities
  • being on the learning disability register
  • those with Down’s syndrome
  • those with long term serious conditions affecting their body.

 * Children with very severely weakened immune systems, may need an extra (third) dose from 8 weeks after their second dose.

The vaccine is also recommended for those children living with people who have a weakened immune system (who are immunosuppressed). This is to reduce the risk of them passing on the infection to their family members. 

People over 12 who are immunosuppressed will already have been invited for their vaccinations, Children 5-11 can have the vaccine to help protect them further. 

Everyone over 12 who has had a COVID-19 vaccination in England can view their record using the NHS COVID Pass web pages or, for those over 13, through the NHS App.

For more information please refer to the leaflets below.

For any questions that have not been answered here, please feel free to email -

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