Beating cervical cancer – HPV Vaccinations

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

If you have NOT already completed the online form for your child to receive their vaccinations please complete by the end of the first week of term(please do not complete the form again if you have previously done so.)

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, and the patient information leaflet.

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 this number: 01423 542360

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