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Vaccinations for teenagers

Some immunisations for teenagers include:

The teenage booster

The teenage booster vaccine is given as a single injection to boost the protection against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio.

This booster jab is given by school nurses at schools to all school children in year 9 or year 10. The Meningitis jab is also given at the same time.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

In England, girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years will be routinely offered the first HPV vaccination when they're in school Year 8. The second dose is normally offered 6 to 12 months after the first (in school Year 8 or Year 9).

It helps protect against cancers caused by HPV.

You can also receive this vaccine as an adult including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people. More information is available from Sexual Health Buckinghamshire.