Parent letter – HPV

Dear Parent or Guardian

The Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) School Age Immunisation Team will be visiting your child’s school soon to complete HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccinations. Please check with the school for the date.

The HPV vaccine is offered to all children in year 8. This is because evidence shows that the HPV vaccine protects both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer, some mouth and throat cancers and some cancers of the anus and genital areas and it is being offered to your child in their second year of secondary education.

Please read the following information about the vaccine: and/or:

Once you have read through the information, please return to the electronic consent form and complete all the required fields. Please make sure that you submit the form no later than one week before the vaccinations are due to be given to ensure your child receives their vaccine.

If you decide you do not want to vaccinate your child please complete the electronic consent form giving the reason. If you are unable to complete the form online or you have any questions you wish to discuss please contact the Immunisation Team via our Single Point of Contact (SPOC) Tel: 03000 218997.

Failure to return the consent form will not be taken to mean refusal.

We are also able to offer MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps & Rubella), which your child should have completed prior to starting in school. If you believe your child did not receive one or both doses of MMR and this is something you wish them to complete, please enter when asked this information on the electronic consent form, or if you are completing a paper copy contact us via the telephone number above and we can arrange for this vaccination to be given in school at the same time as your child’s HPV vaccine.

For further information on MMR see:

If there are any changes which may affect your child having vaccinations on the day, please speak to the team prior to the session by ringing either of the following hotline numbers 03000 211840 or 03000 211841.

Yours sincerely

The School Age Immunisation Team