On the 15th of January the NHS Scotland Team will be in school to deliver the HPV vaccine to all S1 girls and boys along with the S2 girls booster immunisation. High uptake of the HPV vaccine has reduced levels of cancer-causing HPV in young women in Scotland by 90%. From academic year 2019/20, the HPV vaccine will be offered to S1 boys as well. Consent packs containing a letter, leaflet and consent form will be distributed to pupils and their parents/carers in advance of the first HPV immunisation session. Consent will only be asked for once, and this will cover all required doses of the vaccine.
More information at www.nhsinform.scot/hpv