Schools opting out of HPV vaccination programme and subsequent procedure

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

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Dear Sandwell 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,

Michelle Brook

Fernandez Jennifer (WOLVERHAMPTON CITY PCT),

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Dear Ms Brook

Thank you for your enquiry to Sandwell Primary Care Trust for the information below. Please find attached an acknowledgement letter.

Thank you.

Jenny
Jenny Fernandez
Information Governance Officer and Trainer
Black Country Cluster
Tel: via 01384 321714 [mobile number]
Email: [email address]

Our Vision is for Information Governance to be embedded in the culture of NHS organisations and will become the way in which everyone works and not an additional task to perform.

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Dear Ms Brook

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request sent to Sandwell PCT in
respect of HPV vaccines. Please find attached your response letter.

Best wishes

Jenny Fernandez

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