Teenage vaccinations are the best way to protect your child from serious diseases such as human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, meningitis, septicaemia, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. In school, your child will be offered:
· The HPV vaccine in year 8 and 9 as a 2-dose schedule
· The Meningococcal group A, C, W-135 and Y conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine in year 9 and 10
· The 3 in 1 teenage booster in year 9
If your child has missed any of these vaccines, speak to their school immunisation team or GP surgery and make an appointment to catch up as soon as possible. For more information, visit NHS vaccinations and when to have them.