Update – date change: Please note that the immunisation service will now be visiting school on Thursday 6 July 2017 to deliver these vaccinations.
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 Thursday 6 July 2017 to deliver these.
A consent form has been sent home. If you have not yet completed and returned these to the School Office, please could you do so as soon as possible.
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 students’ 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.