HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine consent packs are out now for girls in S1 and any other girls who were previously missed. If you receive a consent form pack please ensure you read this and discuss it at home. Please make sure the form is returned as soon as possible, signed by both child and parent.
The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective – you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school.
More information about the programme can be found using the following link to the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).
Upcoming Vaccination dates
Diphtheria/Tetanus/Polio vaccination (all S3s and all catch-up from previous years) – 27th March 2018
HPV vaccination – 6th June 2018