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Year 8 School-Based Vaccination Programme

Date: 13th February 2018

We are pleased to inform you the Canterbury DHB will continue to offer a School Based Vaccination
Programme to Year 8 boys and girls, who have not completed their eleven-year-old vaccinations in
General Practice.

The school-based vaccination programme will offer the two-dose HPV vaccinations to protect
against genital warts, cervical cancer, throat and mouth cancers, and other types of cancers later in
life. In 2018 the programme has been extended to include a one dose Boostrix vaccination to
provide protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough.

To enable students to receive the vaccinations at school, a vaccination pack will be sent home in
Term 1. Parent/Caregiver will need to complete and return the consent form to school.

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