Beating cervical cancer – HPV vaccine

The HPV vaccine is being offered to all 12 and 13-year-old girls in school Year 8, starting in September 2017.

The Childhood Immunisation Team has gone digital. Please follow this link to complete the HPV consent form for your daughter:

https://onlineforms.hdft.nhs.uk/childhoodimmunisations

(Please note this form CAN be completed on smart phones and tablets)

The vaccine to protect against cervical cancer is being offered to your daughter in school when she starts Year 8. By having this vaccination, your daughter will be protected against the commonest cause of cervical cancer. There are two vaccinations to be given six months apart; the first will be given in the autumn term 2017 and the second in summer 2018. If for any reason your daughter is absent from school on a vaccination day please contact the immunisation team on the above number regarding any vaccinations your daughter may have missed.

If you would like more details, you can order or download a Q&A information sheet that should answer any questions,this is available on:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine.aspx

Where you can also find a scientific factsheet on the virus, the disease and the vaccine.

At the bottom of this message, there is some basic introductory information about the virus and the vaccination, which we hope you will find useful. Early vaccination will give us the opportunity of helping to prevent the spread of a very serious disease that affects over 3,000 women every year in the UK and causes over 1,000 deaths.

We hope that the information provided addresses any concerns you or your daughter might have about the vaccination and that you will both feel confident that by having the HPV vaccine she will be protecting herself and others from a very serious disease later in life.

If you have any questions regarding this or you believe your child’s vaccination status is not up to date (including MMR) please contact your Childhood Immunisation team on the above number.

Yours sincerely,
Lois Alderson, Childhood Immunisation Coordinator

Childhood.immunisations@hdft.nhs.uk  

Beating cervical cancer – HPV vaccine

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