A series of catch up clinics are being held at local Family Hubs by Vaccination UK over the coming months for pupils who have missed a vaccination in school.

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 offered to children in Year 8 and above. This booster 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 for all school aged children who have missed doses.

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 one of the catch up clinics being delivered by Vaccination UK over the coming months.”

The clinics will be held at:

  • Whitmore Reans Family Hub, Lansdowne Road, WV1 4AL, Saturday 23 March, 9.30am to 2pm 
  • Low Hill Family Hub, Fourth Avenue, WV10 9LZ, Saturday 11 May, 9.30am to 2pm 
  • Whitmore Reans Family Hub, Lansdowne Road, WV1 4AL, Saturday 15 June, 9.30am to 2pm 
  • Rocket Pool Family Hub, Rocket Pool Drive, Bilston WV14 8BH, Saturday 13 July, 9.30am to 2pm.

Appointments must be booked in advance – please call Vaccination UK on 01902 200077 for more details.