Young People from 11 Years

Vaccines Available for this Group:

The Td/IPV Vaccine

Completes the 5 dose course that provides long-term protection against tetanus, diphtheria, and polio.

The vaccine’s usually given between 13 and 18 years of age. From S3, all young people are offered the Td/IPV vaccine by the NHS school health team at secondary school

The Meningitis ACWY (MenACWY) Vaccine

Helps protect against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by 4 groups of meningococcal bacteria A, C, W and Y.

The MenACWY vaccine is routinely offered to all young people who are in S3 (around 14 years of age) at school. Young people who are in S4-S6 and missed the opportunity to get immunised last year may also get the vaccine at school this year.

The MenACWY vaccine replaced the MenC vaccine that was previously used in the routine teenage immunisation programme in S3.

The MMR Vaccine

This is for young people who haven’t had 2 doses of the MMR Vaccine as a child should have the free MMR vaccine. It helps to protect against measles, mumps and rubella.

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

Offered to every S1 pupil in Scotland.