HPV vaccinations (catch up)

The NHS recommends that your child gets the HPV vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV.

The Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination protects against HPV infection to help reduce your child’s risk of some cancers.

The school immunisation team will visit St Teilo's on 28 February 2024 to offer the HPV vaccine to pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 who still require their vaccine. Please advise the school immunisation team if your child has already received the HPV vaccine elsewhere. The HPV vaccine is now offered as a single dose.

Please complete the electronic consent form by 22 February 2024 by clicking on the link below if you have received a message from the school for your child.

Provide your consent now

The HPV vaccine is highly effective in protecting boys and girls from certain types of cancer caused by HPV infection, including cervical cancer and head and neck cancers (that are most common in males). The HPV vaccine is also effective in protecting boys and girls from certain types of genital warts.

Once your child has received one dose, they will be fully vaccinated and will not require any further doses of the HPV vaccine.*

Download the HPV Information Leaflet

*A small number of young people who have a weakened immune system or who have HIV will need to have more than 1 dose of HPV vaccine to be protected.

Girls who are vaccinated against HPV will still need to have routine cervical screenings (smear tests) from the age of 25. The best possible defence against cervical cancer is a combination of HPV vaccination and routine cervical screening.

You can find more information on the HPV vaccine here.

You can contact the School Immunisation Team by email here or by calling 02920907661.