07 January
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Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses. Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it's so important to get your jabs. 

The teenage booster to ensure protection from tetanus, diphtheria and polio will be offered to pupils in S3. This completes the programme, begun in infancy, to give life-long protection. Any pupils in S4 - S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

In addition all S3 pupils are recommended a meningitis vaccine (ACWY). This protects against several strains of meningitis. Any pupils in S4 - S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

The NHS Lothian Community Vaccination Team carries out an annual immunisation programme. The Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations will take place in JHYS on Wednesday 22nd January.  Consent packs have been issued. Please discuss the consent pack at home and return the completed and signed consent form to school as soon as you can. All consent form must be returned  by Friday 10th January to allow the vaccine to be ordered