Year 9 pupils will be offered 2 vaccinations in school over the next few weeks.

Nurses from Vaccination UK will be visiting local secondary schools to give the 3 in 1 teenage booster, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and polio, and the Men ACWY vaccine, to help protect against meningococcal groups A, C, W and Y which can cause meningitis and septicaemia.

The 3 in 1 is a booster of the tetanus, diphtheria and polio pre-school immunisation, and completes the childhood vaccination programme which begins at 8 weeks of age.
Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "The adolescent vaccination programme offers the best protection for teenagers as they start their journey into adulthood.

"Over the next few weeks, vaccination UK will be attending secondary schools to offer the 3 in 1 teenage booster and the meningococcal vaccination. 

“These are vital vaccinations, offering greater protection against tetanus, diphtheria, polio, meningitis and septicaemia, and so I would I urge parents of eligible children to complete their consent forms as soon as possible.”

Parents can give consent by visiting Vaccination UK, or by completing a paper consent form from their school. Completed consent forms should be returned 5 working days before the clinic. Anyone who has any queries, or who would like to provide verbal consent, is invited to call Vaccination UK’s School Vaccination Team on 01902 200077.

For further information on immunisations for young people, including the answers to frequently asked questions, is available at Immunisations for young people. Additional resources about immunisations can be enjoyed at Bugbusters.