Dear Parent /Guardian,
The School Nursing Immunisation Team will be visiting your child’s school on 14/09/2022 to administer the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. All pupils in Year 8 will be offered their first dose and will receive their second dose in Year 9.
The vaccine helps to protect a person from being infected by the Human Papillomavirus. This virus increases the risk of developing some cancers later in life such as cervical cancer, some mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anus and genital area, it also helps protect against genital warts. The HPV vaccine does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections.
If you would like your child to receive the HPV vaccine please provide consent by completing the E-consent form.
To access the E-consent form please use the link below, or scan the QR code (by holding your mobile phone over the QR code with your camera app open). Links to further information regarding HPV and the vaccine are available on the E-consent form. If you wish to complete the E -consent form in Welsh, there is an option to access this once you have opened the E-consent by clicking on the top right-hand corner tab.
Please complete the form even if you do not wish you child to receive the vaccination. Deadline for submission of consent is 07/09/2022
It is essential that you provide a valid email address when completing the E-consent form to receive correspondence and a confirmation receipt from the immunisation team.
Please provide your child’s NHS number on the consent form, this can be found in their personal child health record book (Red Book) any NHS appointment letters or by contacting their GP practice.
Tel 02920 907675
*Boys are only eligible for HPV vaccination in the school-based programme if born on or after 1st Sept 2006