Pupils who have missed a vaccination in school can get them at special catch-up clinics being held by Vaccination UK over the next couple of months.

Pupils are offered the following in school:

  • The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination offered to boys and girls in Year 8 and above which protects against genital warts and HPV related cancers such as cervical cancer, cancers of the head and neck and cancers of the genital area.
  • The Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio (DTP) vaccine, also known as the three-in-one teenage booster which is the last routine dose that provides young people with long lasting protection into adulthood. 
  • The Meningococcal (Men ACWY) vaccination for children in Year 9 and above which helps protect young people against four types of meningococcal disease which can cause both meningitis and septicaemia. 

For any pupils who have not received these vaccinations, Vaccination UK is holding a catch-up clinic at the Mander Centre Health Hub in Wolverhampton on Thursday 27 July from 9am to 1.30pm. To book an appointment, please call 01902 200077.

There are also clinics at the Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick B67 6EH on Saturday 24 June from 9am to 1.30pm, Aldridge Community Centre, Anchor Meadow, Aldridge, Walsall    WS9 8AN on Saturday 8 July from 9am to 1.30pm and South and Central Locality Hub, Birchills Street, Walsall WS2 8NF on Tuesday 1 August from 9am to 3.30pm.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “Vaccination UK has been commissioned by NHS England since 2015 to provide school aged immunisations to pupils across the Black Country.

“These vaccines offer the best protection for teenagers as they start their journey into adulthood and start mixing more widely – whether going to college, starting work, travelling or going to festivals.

“So, if your child has missed out on their vaccinations, maybe because they were off school or are home educated, please book an appointment at one of the catch-up clinics being held in the coming weeks.”