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Immunisations at School

Immunisations are given to protect you from getting infectious diseases

Girls can now be protected from HPV virus that causes most cervical cancer. You will get the chance to have the HPV vaccine which helps protect against cervical cancer at age 12 to 13 years old when you are in year 8.

You will be given Men C vaccine in Year 10 when you are about 14 to 15 years old  

You will get the chance to have the combined tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccine whilst at school.

You will not be able to have the vaccine if you have previously had a anaphylactic reaction to a previous vaccine or if you have had a reaction to neomycin, streptomycin or polymyxin B (these are antibiotics that might be added to the vaccines).

If for any reason you don’t have your vaccinations at school you can have them done at CHYPS Plus so please do phone up or come in and ask.

If you are travelling abroad you may need additional vaccinations to protect against diseases you could catch in other countries. You can find more information on the nhs choices website

To find out more about all kinds of vaccines go to the Teenage Health Freak or NHS Choices website.

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