Staying Healthy

During secondary school you will be immunised against certain diseases.

What, where, when and who…

Year 8

Girls will receive the first dose of the HPV Vaccine. HPV stands for Human Papilloma virus.


Year 9

Girls will receive the second dose of the HPV Vaccine.

Girls and boys will receive two immunisations:

  1. Teenage booster against Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio
  2. Meningitis booster which protects against A.C, W and Y strains of meningitis.

All immunisations are given in school by a healthcare professional who is experienced in giving immunisations. The immunisation will be in your upper arm.

You will receive a letter explaining your vaccination and a consent form about 2 weeks beforehand. You need to sign and send the consent form back to school.

To find out more about your immunisation and the diseases associated speak to your school nurse or go to

NHS leaflet: immunisations at secondary school