Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

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Dear Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust,

I am looking for some information under the Freedom of Information
Act. I previously contacted NHS Oldham and they informed me they
had contacted you on the 26 October 2012 (correspondence may be

As the 20 working day limit has now been significantly exceeded, I
thought it best to contact you directly.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to
answer the below questions. Any responses should cover the time
period from the initiation of the national HPV vaccination scheme
to present. I am specifically looking for information regarding the
geographical area covered by Oldham Primary Care Trust.

1) Do all girls aged 12 -13 get offered the HPV vaccine at school?
2) a) for girls accepting, do their GPs get notified of their
b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs
get notified of their non-vaccination?

3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow either
clinicians or school nurses to administer the HPV vaccine?
b) If so, which?
c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for
d) What is the policy/process for alternative arrangements for any
schools that have opted out?
e) Please provide a copy of the official notifications, or record
of that notification

4a) Have any schools in the area opted out of the HPV vaccine catch
up programme at any point?
4b) If the answer to 4a) is yes, which?

Yours faithfully,