School immunisations

The school-based immunisation programme provides free ‘Boostrix’ and ‘HPV’ immunisations for children in Year 7 and Year 8 to protect them against several serious diseases such as tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and most cancers caused by HPV.

The programme is available through schools or general practices. It is a convenient way for most families to ensure that their children are protected against serious diseases. To support this, a campaign will be live from 16 February 2020 on TV On Demand, YouTube and other online channels. 

The campaign encourages parents to sign and return the consent form to allow their child to get immunised at school. Find out more about the campaign below and download the communications pack so you can promote the campaign in your communities.



The campaign communicates with parents and caregivers of children in Year 7 and 8. It aims to increase awareness and protect children against serious diseases like tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, and highlghts the risk of HPV infection, which is serious and can lead to cancer in later life.

The campaign encourages parents and caregivers to get their child immunised at school as part of the free national school immunisation programme.