Children who have missed a vaccination in school, or are home educated and haven’t had any of their vaccinations, can get them at special catch up clinics being held by Vaccination UK over the next couple of months.

They will take place at Bizspace, Planetary Road WV13 3SW on Tuesday 30 May from 9am to 1.30pm and at the Mander Centre Health Hub, opposite Ryman, on Saturday 10 June, also from 9am to 1.30pm. To make an appointment, please call 01902 200077.

The following vaccinations are being offered for children in Year 8 and above:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio teenage booster vaccine. This is the last routine dose and provides young people with long lasting protection into adulthood.
  • The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination offered to boys and girls 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.
  • Men ACWY vaccination which helps protect young people against 4 types of meningococcal disease. These rare but serious diseases can cause life threatening illness such as meningitis and septicaemia.  
  • The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which provides the best protection against these 3 serious illnesses. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health 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.”

For more information, please visit GOV.UK.