|Half-term COVID-19 ‘Relax and Vax’ sessions for nervous teenagers With half-term approaching (week commencing 14 February), COVID vaccination centres across Hertfordshire and west Essex are running ‘Relax and Vax’ sessions to help young people who are nervous about having the vaccine to get protected from the virus. |
Specially trained vaccinators will be on hand to help young people overcome worries like a fear of needles or other concerns. Friendly vaccinators will be available for a chat about the vaccine, using simple and clinically effective relaxation techniques to help reduce tension and support them through the process.
Relax and Vax sessions are aimed at 12 to 18-year-olds for the half-term break but are open to anyone who needs extra support to get their vaccination. Children aged 12-15 need to be accompanied by a consenting parent or carer. On arrival people just need to mention they’re nervous and the staff will make adjustments to ensure they’re given plenty of time and support.
Relax and Vax sessions will be available at the five large vaccine centres during half-term week at the following locations:
The Hive at the Jim McDonald Centre, Hatfield will also be running a Relax and Vax session between 10am – 1pm on Saturday, 12 February, where anyone aged 12 and above can drop in for a chat about the vaccine over a cup of tea or a soft drink. If they feel reassured and comfortable to get the vaccine, they can have it while they are there.
Site Sat 12th The Hive, Jim McDonald Centre, Hatfield AL10 8HR 10am – 1pm
Vaccination centres across Hertfordshire and west Essex have received countless positive reports from people who were worried about having the vaccine at first but with extra support felt comfortable and reassured to have their jabs.
People aged 18 and under must wait 12 weeks after a positive COVID-19 test before having the vaccine. Anyone 18+ needs to wait 28 days.
Hear about why some 12-15 year olds and their parents decided to get their COVID jabs by clicking here.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines and the roll-out of the vaccination programme in Hertfordshire and west Essex, go to: covid.healthierfuture.org.uk