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About School Immunisations for years 8 and 9

The School Immunisation Team offers the following vaccinations to all teenage pupils across Leeds.

In year 8 all pupils will be offered the HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) vaccination. This is currently a two dose schedule given at the recommended 6-24 months apart. The consent covers both doses to be given within these time frames. You can find out more information about the HPV vaccination in the useful links box to the right hand side of the page.

In year 9 your child will be offered their Teenage booster for DTP (Diphtheria, tetanus and Polio) and Meningitis ACWY vaccinations. We also take the opportunity to check that Year 9 children are up to date with their MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccinations and offer this vaccine if they are not already up to date.

You can find out more information about the Teenage booster vaccinations in the useful links box to the right hand side of the page.

If your child misses their opportunity to receive their vaccinations in school, you will automatically be sent a text message inviting you to call us to book an appointment at one of our community clinics. Please be aware that this relies on the number on your GP record being up to date.  If you think your child is outstanding any of their vaccinations and you have not received a text message, please feel free to contact us on 0113 8433101 or via email at schoolimmsteam@nhs.net

Please note, there will currently only be the one opportunity for your child to be vaccinated in school. The team may be able to make a phone call to you on the day to gain verbal consent, but this is dependent on time constraints during the session, therefore, it is vital you fill in the online intent form as soon as possible so you do not have to attend a clinic in your own time.

Please also note that GP practices do not routinely offer the year 8 and 9 immunisations whilst pupils are still in these cohorts because they are provided as a school based program.

The School Immunisation Team now use online consent forms. There are many benefits of this including making the process easier for parent/carers, avoiding paper forms being lost in school bags and reduces our carbon foot print. 

Here is the link for the intent form and information about the vaccination for Year 8. You will need the unique code from the letter you have been sent from school.

Here is the link for the intent form and information about the Year 9 DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio) booster and Meningitis ACWY vaccination. You will need the unique code from the letter you have been sent from school. 

If you do not have the information regarding your school’s individual code, or if you have any questions, you can email us on schoolimmsteam@nhs.net or call on 0113 8433101 and we will be happy to help in any way.

Referrals for older year groups

If your child is currently in year 10 or 11 and you believe they have missed any of their teenage vaccinations, please contact the school immunisation team in the first instance to ask about booking a community clinic appointment. Alternatively, you can contact your GP practice who may be happy to provide these at your surgery.

Referrals for Home Educated Pupils

All home educated pupils will be invited by our team at the relevant age to attend an appointment at one of our community clinics to receive their vaccinations.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about the Immunisation Schedule in Leeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tel: 0113 8433101  

8:30am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Email: schoolimmsteam@nhs.net

We offer a citywide service but operate out of:

Woodhouse Health Centre
Cambridge Road
LS6 2SF

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