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School Vaccinations

Please see the leaflet below about vaccines for young people published by Public Health England.


Vaccines offered at Corfe Hills School

TdIPV and MeACWY (Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Poliomyelitis vaccine and the Meningitis ACWY vaccine)

Offered to students in Year 10. These vaccines normally take place in January each year.

HPV vaccine 

Offered to students in Year 9. This vaccine normally takes place in March each year.

Update as at 9 February 2021 regarding the School Age Immunisation Programme for this academic year

HPV vaccinations - The School Age Immunisation Service are prioritising the HPV vaccinations for Year 9 students who did not receive the first dose in the academic year 2019/20 due to the national lockdown. As they are unable to conduct these immunisation sessions in schools, they will be organising sessions at venues in the community. 

An email with further details and a form to be completed has been sent to all Year 9 parents via email on 9 February 2021. Once parents have completed the form and returned it to the School Age Immunisation Service via email, they will then be contacted to arrange an appointment.

For the remaining programmes – Teenage Booster (TdIPV and MenACWY) and HPV for remaining years (Year 8 1st dose; Year 10 and Year 11 2nd dose), the current plan is that these vaccinations will take place during the summer term from April to July. This plan may change due to national guidelines that are in place.

TdIPV and MeACWY - Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Poliomyelitis vaccine and the Meningitis ACWY vaccine

Offered to students in Year 10

The Dorset School Age Immunisation Service are pleased to confirm that these vaccinations will be provided in schools to help protect your child against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis and four types of meningococcal bacteria (groups A, C, W and Y) that can cause meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning). These diseases are very serious and can kill, especially if not diagnosed early. Your child will receive these two vaccines in Year 10, so that protection against these diseases will continue in adult life.

Further information from the NHS about these diseases, the vaccines given to protect your child against them, and any side effects is available here:

Td/IPV: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/3-in-1-teenage-booster/

Men ACWY: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/men-acwy-vaccine/

TdIPV and MeACWY 2021

These vaccinations were due to take place as below:

Thursday 28 January 2021 Year 10

Friday 29 January 2021 Year 10 plus Year 11 catch-ups

If you have provided consent for these vaccinations for these dates then this will still be valid when the new dates are arranged.

Please see below for the letter that was sent to all parents with further details, including how to provide consent for your child to receive these vaccinations. This is for Year 10 only plus Year 11 catch-ups.

Consent is to be provided online and the online form needs to be completed at least two working days prior to the date of the session.



HPV vaccine

Offered to students in Year 9

Girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are offered the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme.

The HPV vaccine helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, including: 

  • cervical cancer
  • some mouth and throat (head and neck) cancers
  • some cancers of the anal and genital areas

It also helps protect against genital warts.

For further information go to: http://www.nhs.uk/hpv

In England, girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years are routinely offered the 1st HPV vaccination when they're in school Year 8. The 2nd dose is offered 6 to 24 months after the 1st dose.

It is important to have both doses of the vaccine to be properly protected.

If your child had their first dose in Year 8, when it is time to have the second dose in Year 9 you will be sent a courtesy letter from Dorset Healthcare explaining that your child will be having dose 2 in the coming weeks.

Children in Years 9, 10 and 11 who have not had any doses will be invited to consent, this includes any children who are new to the school.