HPV Immunisation Programme
Since September 2008 there has been a National Immunisation Programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The HPV vaccine protects against the two types of human papillomavirus that causes most cases (over 70%) of cervical cancer. This vaccination helps prevent a very serious disease that affects over 3000 women every year in the UK and causes approximately 900 deaths. It also protects against HPV types 6 and 11 which are responsible for causing genital warts, the most common sexually transmitted infection in the UK.
The HPV vaccination is available for girls at Winterbourne Academy in year 8 and 9, with the first dose being given in 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 which will keep your daughter covered against the most common cause of cancer for many years to come.
Winterbourne Academy runs this programme each September (Year 9) and October (Year 8). Please see the attached letters and leaflets for more information.
- WA Letter re HPV Information
- HPV Vaccination Leaflet 2018
- NHS Letter re HPV Vaccination
- Package Information
If you have any questions relating to the HPV immunisation programme, please contact Mrs Sue Happy, Office Manager, on 01454 252000.