DTP and MenACWY Vaccination Link for Year 9 Parents

Dear Parent / Carer,

Your child is due to receive their DTP/ACWY vaccinations, which will be given in school from January. Your child's school will confirm the dates.

As part of the national immunisation programme, teenagers in Year 9 are required to get the 3-in-1 booster and the Meningitis ACWY vaccines.  These vaccines have been used for decades as an effective way of protecting teenagers against a whole range of dangerous diseases such as Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Meningitis.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain which causes long-term problems and can be fatal. Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio are three separate diseases which can cause problems such as difficulty breathing and swallowing, muscle spasms and a high temperature. Not getting the vaccine could lead to your child becoming very unwell. You can read more about both vaccines and the diseases they protect against below:

Parental consent

To support us in protecting more teenagers against these serious diseases, we ask that parents or carers complete the online consent form you can do so by visiting:   

It is important to do this even if you choose not to consent to your teenagers’ vaccination.  Please note, if you choose not to complete consent, this does not mean that you have refused the vaccine. You must complete a consent whether you wish for your child to have it or not.