The HPV vaccination is being offered to all 12 and 13 year old girls in Year 8.
Please see below for details about the vaccine and how to give your consent.
How do I give my consent?
To fill in the online consent form for your daughter to receive the HPV vaccinations please go to the website given below. This will take you to the Childhood Immunisation Service for North Yorkshire and City of York. Please click on consent forms and enter your school’s unique code (see below) and click “Next” to begin filling out your daughter’s information. Please ensure you select YEAR 8 HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) when telling us which programme you are consenting for.
SCHOOL CODE: GUZ3M
Please note this form can generally be completed on smart phones and tablets, but if you are experiencing difficulties we recommend trying a laptop or desktop computer before getting in touch with our team for further assistance.
Why is this vaccine being offered?
The vaccination to protect against cervical cancer and additional cancers that can be caused by HPV is being offered to your daughter in school in Year 8. By having this vaccination, your daughter will be protected against the most common cause of cervical cancer. There are two vaccinations to be given. The first vaccination will be given in the spring term of 2019 and the second vaccination in the spring term of 2020. Early vaccination gives us the opportunity to help 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. By having the HPV vaccine she will be protecting herself and others from a very serious disease later in life. It is important that this letter is shared with your daughter.
Where can I find out more?
For more information regarding the HPV vaccination please visit this website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine
If you have any questions regarding this programme, or you believe your child’s vaccination status is not up to date (including MMR), please contact the Childhood Immunisation Team by ringing 01423 542360 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Clinical Lead for Childhood Immunisations for North Yorkshire and City of York