- Every S1/ S2 pupil, regardless of gender, is eligible for the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for free.
- We will be offering HPV vaccination to all S1 and S2 pupils, and eligible girls in S3-S6 who have still to complete the course, at Wester Hailes Education Centre on Wednesday 2 June.
- Information packs have been posted out to parents. Please ensure that your child’s consent form is returned (completed and signed) by 31 March. Unfortunately, pupils whose forms are received after that date may not be vaccinated.
The HPV vaccine has been offered free to girls in secondary schools in Scotland since 2008. High uptake of the HPV vaccine has reduced levels of cancer-causing HPV in young women in Scotland by 90%.
Please visit www.nhsinform.scot/hpv for more information.