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The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination is offered to all Year 8 pupils. It protects against HPV infections to help reduce the risk of cancers including cervical, anal, and head and neck. For any young person who missed their routine Year 8 vaccination, and no form has previously been returned, the School Age Immunisation Service will continue to offer this until the end of Year 11.  Young people may be offered the opportunity to self-consent for vaccination.

Join the fight against HPV cancers Universal HPV Programme                  Patient information leaflet for HPV injection

Click the E-consent image to complete a form, submitted no later than two working days before the session date, using the unique code provided by your child’s school.

If you do not wish your child to receive the vaccine, please submit the form and indicate that you do not consent. This will enable us to update your child’s immunisation record.

If you experience any problems accessing the form, contact your local Immunisation team and they will be happy to help.

Top tips for immunisation day

Clothes - Wear a short-sleeved shirt, blouse or T-shirt for the session, to make it easy for the immunisation nurse to give the vaccine in your upper arm.

Food - Make sure you have something to eat and drink before school and during the school day, after you’ve had your vaccination.

Keep calm - Remember it’s OK to feel nervous, but it’s really important to stay calm, and the nurse giving you the vaccination will be able to help you with this.

Music - If your school allows, you can listen to music during the vaccination to help you chill out.

Relax and count to 5 - The injection is really quick and will be over before you know it!

After having a vaccination

After having a vaccination, you may have some minor side effects. For example:

  • Often people experience redness, swelling or pain around the injection site, and may have a bit of a headache
  • Other common side effects include some bruising or itchiness at the injection site, a high temperature or feeling hot and shivery, sick and some pain in the arms and legs.

These symptoms shouldn’t last very long, and taking pain killers, such as paracetamol, can help you feel better. It’s also a good idea to have something to eat, and a drink so you stay hydrated after you’ve had a vaccination. If your symptoms last a while, or get worse, call the free NHS helpline on 111, or contact your GP.

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School Age Immunisation team contact details:

02382 318318

South East (Havant, Fareham, Gosport):   southeasthants immunisationteam@
South West (Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Romsey, New Forest):  southwesthants immunisationteam@
North East (Aldershot, Farnham, Rushmoor, Hart) & East Hampshire:   northeasthants immunisationteam@
North West (Andover, Winchester and Basingstoke):  northwesthants immunisationteam@

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