Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination: Friday 26 February 2021

Year 9 Boys & Girls Catch-up 1st Dose

Emailed to selected parents of Y9 students on 6/01/21 who missed the first dose 

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine is available to all students, both boys and girls, in Year 8 and is free on the NHS. The first dose is usually given in Year 8 and the second, usually one year later, in Year 9. However, records show that some students missed the first dose last year.

If your child did not have the first dose last year and you have not yet given consent for the vaccination please do so before 12 February 2021. You can complete the online Parental Consent Form here:

The school nursing team will be at Westbourne on Friday 26 February 2021 – provided that schools are fully open again after half term. The consent portal will close on Friday 12 February. There is an option to decline the vaccination online.

By having this vaccination, your child will be protected against the commonest causes of cervical, genital and head and neck cancers. The vaccine also offers protection from the two types of HPV that cause the majority of genital warts. In order to get the best protection, it is essential that your child receives both vaccinations.

If you do not submit a consent form, the school nursing team will contact you in order to confirm that you do not wish your child to receive the vaccine. If students are absent on the day of vaccinations or if schools remain closed, a further attempt will be made to offer the vaccine at a later date.

Please enter a current and valid mobile number and email address on the online form so that the nursing team may contact you if necessary.


If you have any queries, please contact the immunisation team direct on 0300 555 5055

or email them

Further information can be found online: HPV Vaccine and the Patient Information Leaflet

The Suffolk County Council’s Children and Young Peoples Service provide this service to help protect the health of your child as part of their public task as a health service provider. They will update your child’s electronic health record and/or notify your GP of the immunisation.

Your details have been provided to the school nursing team who may contact you via SMS; if you do not wish to be contacted via text, please let them know.