A final catch-up clinic is being run by Vaccination UK for pupils who have missed a vaccination in school.

It follows a successful catch-up clinic at the Health Hub in the Mander Centre late last month which saw around 100 children and young people take up the opportunity to get vaccinated.

The final catch-up clinic takes place at the Heath Town Beach event at Hope Community project, The Astro WV10 0HH next Thursday, 17 August, from noon to 4.30pm and the following free vaccinations will be available: 

  • 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 3 in 1 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. 
  • The MMR vaccination, to provide long lasting protection against measles, mumps and rubella.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: “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 our final catch-up clinic being held next week."

People are recommended to make an appointment. To book, please call 01902 200077. Walk-ins will also be available.