Pupils who have missed a vaccination in school can get them at one of two special catch-up clinics being held by Vaccination UK in the coming weeks.

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 4 types of meningococcal disease which can cause both meningitis and septicaemia

For any pupils who have not received these vaccinations, Vaccination UK is holding catch-up clinics at the Mander Centre Health Hub in Wolverhampton next Thursday 27 July from 9am to 1.30pm and the Heath Town Beach event on Thursday 17 August from 12pm to 4.30pm.

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 come along to one of the catch-up clinics being held in the coming weeks.”

No appointment is necessary, as walk-ins are available, but if you wish to book, please call 01902 200077.