NHS Scotland has begun the process of offering immunization for young people, with information packs containing a letter leaflet and consent being sent home from the schools.
The health service will be offering several vaccinations to help protect the young people and their communities against serious diseases.
Young People will be offered the following vaccines at the following times
|Influenza (Flu)||Every year from age 2 until S6|
|Human papillomavirus (HPV)||S1|
|Tetanus, diphtheria and polio (Td/IPV)||S3|
|Meningitis ACWY (MenACWY)||S3|
|Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)||MMR Vaccine status will be checked between S1 and S3 to make sure that two does have been received|
|Coronavirus (Covid-19)||Booster dose at 16-17, with an additional dose for those at higher risk from the virus|
The vaccinations will be given in different way, with most given as an injection, however the flu vaccination is usually given to young people as a nasal (nose) spray. The flu vaccination can be requested as an injection for religious or other reasons.
All young people who are receiving a vaccine at school will receive a consent pack containing a letter leaflet and consent form for their parents/carers to sign and return to the school. The consent form should still be returned in the case of non-consent.
To find out more about the vaccines and the various diseases they are being given for visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/vaccinesforyoungpeople