HPV Vaccination for Year 8 Girls Information
Protect your daughter against Human Papilloma Virus
As part of the school immunisation programme for children and young people, all girls in Year 8 are offered the HPV vaccination. They will receive their first dose in Year 8, and the second dose in Year 9.
Around 970 women died from cervical cancer in 2011 in the UK. It is estimated that about 400 lives could be saved every year in the UK as a result of vaccinating girls before they are infected with the HPV virus. The HPV vaccine is a safe vaccine and there are very few girls who are not suitable for HPV vaccination.
The School Nurse and a team of immunisation nurses will be in school next term to deliver the HPV vaccination. You will receive a consent form and information leaflet, as well as the date that it will take place. Please complete and return the consent form when you receive it. If you have any questions, or if your daughter has missed this opportunity, please contact your School Nurse; contact details below.
Your School Nurse can be contacted via the School Nursing Team on:
Cardiff West: 029 20 907663 Cardiff East: 029 20 734161 Vale: 01446 732784
Your School Nurse also offers a regular, confidential drop in service in school, for all pupils, to discuss any health or well-being issues.
For more information on immunisation go to www.cardiffandvaleuhb.wales.nhs.uk/immunisation
The School Nurse and a team of immunisation nurses will be in school on Thursday 27th April 2017 to offer the HPV Vaccination to Year 8 and Year 9 pupils. Please ensure the consent form is completed and returned to school. It is not too late to return the consent form. Please contact the School Nurse if you have any queries.