With effect from September 2015, The School Age Immunisation Service for Derbyshire has been responsible for providing all immunisations for children and young people who are of school age.
In secondary schools, all Year 8 and Year 9 female students will be offered HPV vaccinations, and the Immunisation Service will be visiting school on Wednesday 6 July 2016 to deliver these.
A consent form will be coming home with your daughter on Friday 29 April 2016. You will need to complete and return this form, even if you do not wish your daughter to receive the vaccination. Forms need to be returned to School Office as soon as possible and by no later than Monday 9 May 2016.
We are aware some Year 9 students may already have received the first dose of this vaccination. If this is the case, please still complete the form to give your consent for the second dose. The immunisation team has access to vaccination records for all children at school, so will be aware of your daughter’s vaccination history.
As the NHS have arranged for these vaccinations to be delivered in school, these are no longer offered routinely at the GP surgery.
You can view/download the NHS leaflets ‘Your guide to the HPV vaccination’ and ‘Immunisation for Young People’ by clicking the links below. Paper copies of these are also available on request from the School Office.
If you have any medical queries, please contact the School Age Immunisation Team direct on 01283 707170 and select option 3.