Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to protect against various cancers
As part of the national vaccination programme, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Community Immunisation Service would like to offer to all young people in school year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in school.
From 2019-20 both boys and girls in school year 8 are eligible for the HPV vaccine. The vaccination offers protection against high risk HPV strains, including 16 and 18, which can cause cervical cancer and are linked to various cancers that can affect men. The vaccination also protects against HPV types 6 and 11 which are responsible for infections.
It is important to receive the vaccinations at this age as it gives the best protection during the teenage years and beyond.
For Countesthorpe Leysland Community College we are due to visit on Monday, 23 September 2019.
To be given the vaccination in school you need to complete an ONLINE consent form by visiting: www.leicsandrutlandimms.co.uk
To complete the form you will need a code for your school, which is LE138529
You will need to fully complete the consent form within one week of receiving this letter.
If you are unable to complete this online, please ring us to complete this over the phone on 0300 300 0007 (select option 1 then option 4 then option 2).
The HPV vaccination is a two dose course and will be given as an injection in the upper arm. The second dose is usually given 6 to 12 months after the first dose. You will receive notification of each dose given. To read the patient information leaflet about the HPV vaccination, visit: www.tiny.cc/hpvleaflet
For information about the national vaccination programme, visit:
The team routinely revisit schools to offer vaccinations so in the event that on the day we visit your school you are absent, an additional opportunity will be made available for the vaccination. Please note this vaccine will not be routinely offered by your GP.
You can watch a short animation which explains the facts about the HPV vaccine by visiting: www.healthforteens.co.uk/health/immunisation The website is also a wonderful resource for young people aged between 11-16 years and offers health advice through interesting articles, films and interactive content.
Should you have any questions or wish to discuss any additional support that may be required during the vaccination you can contact the team, by telephone: 0300 300 0007, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org