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Immunisations for Young People

Please click here to access the NHS Immunisations for Young People Leaflet

This guide is for young people aged 11 to 19, and their parents or guardians.

It outlines and explains:

■ the immunisations that are given to young people usually when they are still at school

■ why these immunisations are needed, and

■ what side effects they might have.

The guide also answers some of the most common questions about these immunisations. In particular, it describes the HPV vaccine for girls that protects against cervical cancer, the Td/IPV vaccine that boosts the protection you got as a child and the MenACWY vaccine. If you have any questions or want more information, talk to your doctor, school nurse or the practice nurse at your doctor’s surgery