Quinn Foakes, 15, was jabbed as the vaccination programme is rolled out to three million eligible youngsters across the UK.
Quinn Foakes, 15, was given the Pfizer vaccination at Belfairs Academy secondary school in Leigh-on-Sea Essex on Monday as the programme began in England. It is expected to be delivered primarily within schools, and guidance has been issued to headteachers to contact police if they believe protests could be held outside their buildings.
Jabs are being delivered by local School Age Immunisation Services, as is the case with the flu and HPV vaccines.
Quinn said: “I was nervous at first but in the long run it’s going to be good because I can keep safe near my family and with my grandparents.