594 five to 11 year olds out of a possible 9,654 have been administered the first dose of the vaccine.
This means that 6.3 per cent of the eligible children have been vaccinated in the district.
A NHS England spokesperson said: “The fastest and largest vaccine drive in NHS history has vaccinated more than 260,000 five to 11-year-olds whose parents have decided to take up this offer, since it went live less than four weeks ago, following the JCVI’s recommendation of a non-urgent offer.
“Getting vaccinated is a personal choice between families and their children, and we have now sent invites to everyone eligible, including to the parents of one million children aged five and six last week – with people able to book an appointment via the National Booking System.”
You can make an appointment for your child at a children’s vaccination clinic in your local Health and Social Care Trust using the online booking system at covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated. You may be able to attend without an appointment.
For further information for parents on the COVID-19 vaccine for five to eleven year olds visit pha.site/all5-11s Or to find out where your nearest COVID-19 vaccine clinic is, visit vaccinations.covid-19.hscni.net/location-search