In the UK we have one of the most successful immunisation programmes in the world.
This means that dangerous diseases, such as polio, diphtheria or tuberculosis, have pretty much disappeared in the UK.
But, these diseases could come back into the UK – if we stop vaccinating. These diseases are still around in many countries throughout the world, which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re protected!
What, where, when, who?
The following immunisations are offered in school, and are no longer available at your GP surgery:
In Year 8, from September 2019, both girls and boys will be offered 2 doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. The 2 doses are given from 6 months apart. If you’re absent on the day the vaccine is given in school, don’t worry as the immunisation team will make sure they see you at another time.
Additionally, in Year 8, if you didn’t receive two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine when you were younger, you will also be offered a s...
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