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HPV Immunisation Programme

Since September 2008 there has been a National Immunisation Programme to vaccinate girls (and more recently boys) aged 12-13 against Human Papillomavirus (HPV).  The HPV Gardasil vaccine protects against diseases caused by HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18:

  • HPV types 16 and 18 are responsible for approximately 70% of cervical cancer cases, 75-80% of anal cancer cases, 70% of HPV-related pre-cancerous lesions of the vulva and vagina and 75% of HPV related pre-cancerous lesions of the anus
  • HPV types 6 and 11 are responsible for approximately 90% of genital wart cases, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK.

The HPV vaccination is available for girls and boys at Winterbourne Academy.  

  • Girls and boys receive two doses; the first is given in early spring of year 8 and the second dose approximately 9-12 months later in Year 9.  To get the best protection, it is important to receive both doses.

Please see the attached letter, leaflet and consent form for more information.

 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/hpv-human-papillomavirus-vaccine/ 

 

If you have any questions relating to the HPV immunisation programme, please contact Mrs Sue Julia Dunn, Student Reception & PA to SLT, on 01454 252066 or 252028.