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Year 8 HPV Vaccinations

First Dose – Friday 22 March

We are pleased to inform you the Canterbury DHB will continue to offer a School Based Vaccination Programme to Year 8 boys, who have not completed their 11 year old vaccinations in General Practice.

The School Based Vaccination programme will offer the two dose HPV vaccinations to protect against genital warts, cervical cancer, throat and mouth cancers, and other types of cancers later in life. In 2018, the programme was extended to include a one dose Boostrix vaccination to provide protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough.

All parents of Year 8 children are to complete these forms whether or not they want their child to be vaccinated (or even if they have already been vaccinated at the GP). Please return these forms to the school office, if you have not already done so.