Emailed to selected parents/carers of Year 9 students on 09/06/21

Year 9 HPV Vaccination Catch-up at Westbourne Academy

On Monday 19 July, the school nursing team will be at Westbourne to give catch-up HPV vaccinations to students in Year 9 who missed their dose in Year 8.

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 will be given in Year 8 and the second, usually one year later, in Year 9. 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.

NHS records show that your child has not received a 1st dose of HPV, if you would like them to have one, please use the link below to give consent. If we have consent for the HPV vaccination, your child will be offered this at the same time as their MEN ACWY / DTP vaccinations (3 intramuscular injections into the upper arms).

To give consent – or decline consent – please follow the link below which will take you to an online consent form portal.

https://immunisation.cambscommunityservices.nhs.uk/HPV?id=f9f7f4bf-0eb5-4023-bb5c-dfaa01c281e5

If students are absent on the day of vaccinations, a further attempt will be made to offer the vaccine at a later date. Please enter a valid mobile number and email address on the online form so that we can contact you if necessary.

THE FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY SOMEONE WITH LEGAL PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE YOUNG PERSON.

Please contact the immunisation team on: 0300 555 5055 or email: ccs-tr.suffolkimmsteam@nhs.net

Further information can be found online:

HPV Vaccine

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine/

Patient Information Leaflet

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/261/pil

We provide this service to help protect the health of your child as part of our public task as a health service provider. Your child’s school has provided us with your contact details. We will update your child’s electronic health record and/or notify your GP of the immunisation.

We may contact you via SMS; if you do not wish to be contacted via text, please let us know.

Regards

Schools Immunisation Team Nurse Lead

Children and Young People’s Health Service

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust