HPV (cervical cancer) vaccine
Consent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and for some girls above.
The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school.
If you receive a consent for, make sure you discuss it with your parent, carer or guardian and return the form to your school as soon as you can.
More information about the programme can be found using the following link to the HPV page on NHS Inform Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to10pm, every day).