Teenage booster for year 9 students
The teenage booster for year 9 students, also known as the 3-in-1 or the Td/IPV vaccine, is given to boost protection against 3 separate diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and polio. It’s a single injection given into the muscle of the upper arm.
The Meningitis ACWY – MenACWY which protects against Meningitis groups A C W Y , is also given as a single injection at the same time in the opposite upper arm. If your school has not yet had the Teenage Booster session please see here for the dates: https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/downloads/services/immunisation/slb-menacwy/teenage-booster-school-sessions.pdf
And if any of your pupils have missed their immunisations there are catch-up clinics listed here: https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/downloads/services/immunisation/slb-menacwy/TEENB%20Catch%20up%20dates%20Jan%20-%20April%202020%20V4.pdf
This is a useful website that covers some of the concerns and myths around vaccinations: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/why-vaccination-is-safe-and-important/
Thank you for your ongoing support in promoting this important way to keep young people healthy and well.
Should you have any specific questions please contact Lisa Brown Vaccination Project Coordinator (Secondary) Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust The Bungalow, next to Glynde Building Brighton General Hospital Elm Grove, Brighton BN2 3EW 01273 696011 Ext: 8101 Email: SC-TR.firstname.lastname@example.org