Immunisations

Through Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust the following immunisations are offered to students at The Misbourne as part of the National Immunisation Programme:

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) immunisation is offered to all girls in Year 8 and protects against cervical cancer.  This is given as three injections over a six month period.   HPV immunises girls against the two strains of HPV which are responsible for more than 70% of cervical cancers in the UK.  Since September 2012 the immunisation has also provided additional protection against the two strains of HPV that cause around 90% of genital warts.

A booster against diphtheria, tetanus and polio (DTP) is offered as a single injection to all students in Year 10.  The ‘school leavers’ booster’ is important because, although the diseases are rare in the UK, earlier childhood doses of diphtheria, tetanus and polio do not provide lifelong protection, and these infections can cause serious illness, long term disability, or deaths.   It aims to protect individual children and eradicate or eliminate specific infectious diseases in the population.