Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Michelle made this Freedom of Information request to Berkshire East Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Berkshire East Primary Care Trust (PCT),

Under the Freedom of Information Act, would you be so kind as to answer the below questions:

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 vaccination?
b) for girls offered but not accepting the vaccine, do their GPs get notified of their non-vaccination?

If the answer to 1) is not a complete yes:

3)a) Have any schools in the area refused to allow clinicians to administer the HPV vaccine? b) If so, which?
c) If the answer to 3a) is yes, what are the reasons provided for this?
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,


FOI - Berkshire West PCT, Berkshire East Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your FOI request which has been registered. We will respond to you within 20 working days.

Please note our response is sent on behalf of the Berkshire NHS cluster (Berkshire West and Berkshire East PCT’s

Kind Regards,

Molly Karasinski
FOI Administrator
NHS Berkshire
West Berkshire Community Hospital
Rookes Way
Benham Hill
RG18 3AS

Tel: 01635 273609
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