Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

Michelle made this Freedom of Information request to Stockton-on-Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Stockton-on-Tees Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT),

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.

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,


Freedom of Information,

Dear Michelle

Thank you for your requests of 23 October 2012 regarding HPV vaccinations for girls aged 12-13. These requests will be handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) on behalf of NHS Tees (NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton on Tees). I can be contacted by telephone on 01642 745042 should you have any questions or concerns about your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

Under the Act we have 20 working days in which to provide the information, therefore you can expect a response no later than 22 November 2012.

In line with the Information Commissioner’s Directive on the disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 your request will form part of our disclosure log. Therefore, a version of our response which will protect your anonymity will be posted on the Tees PCTs websites.

If I can be of any further assistance in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.


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Teesdale House
Westpoint Road
Stockton on Tees
TS17 8BL

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Fax. 01642 666701

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Cotterill, Liane,

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Dear Michelle,

With reference to your Freedom of Information request relating to HPV vaccinations, please find attached a response on behalf of NHS Tees (NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar and Cleveland and NHS Stockton on Tees). I have copied the response to all of the email addresses for each of the four separate requests you submitted as the response is the same across the PCT cluster.

Liane Cotterill
Information Governance Advisor
Corporate Affairs Directorate
NHS Hartlepool, NHS Middlesbrough, NHS Redcar & Cleveland and NHS Stockton on Tees
Teesdale House

West Point Road



TS17 6BL

Tel: 01642 745042

[mobile number]

If you are sending personal identifiable information please use my address, [email address]


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