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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Teenage Immunisation


In S3 all young people will be offered :

  • Tetanus, diphtheria and polio
  • MenACWY
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) – if not fully immunised with two doses of MMR as a child

and all young people in S1 will be offered :

  • HPV vaccine  

In the coming academic year (2019/20) the HPV vaccine will be offered to boys in S1, in addition to girls, as part of the routine school based programme.

This follows the Scottish Government announcement in July 2018 to include HPV vaccination of boys in the national vaccination programme based on the advice of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  Please see the JCVI statement setting out the recommendation to vaccinate boys against HPV.  The CMO letter 2019 is available on the link 

Incomplete HPV vaccination in school leavers  

Remaining doses may be given by GP practices although there is no payment for this. Practice staff should contact Jennifer Reid, Immunisation Programme Manager, for authorisation to obtain the vaccine 0141 201 4917.  


  • Young people with medical conditions (for example asthma) may also be offered flu and pneumococcal immunisations at their GP practice 


Useful links 

NHS Scotland's A guide to Teenage Immunisation 2017 (leaflet) 

Young people and consent for treatment  

NHS Inform - A Guide for Young People under 16 - Consent - Your Rights (Current 2018)


Last updated July 2020

Last Updated: 15 July 2020