We’re working with four pilot schools across Wirral to pilot a new way for parents and carers to consent to their child’s school-aged immunisations. The new electronic consent (e-consent) process is easy, secure and convenient
Parents and carers of pupils in Year 8 and 9 will give consent for their child’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination online using a new e-consent form instead of the paper forms which are sent home from school.
Later in the year, e-consent forms will be used to consent for all school-based immunisations:
• DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, polio)
Why we’re moving to e-consent…
• it’s much easier and quicker for parents, carers and schools
• consent forms can be completed on mobile phones, tablets or computers
• the process is completely safe, secure and convenient
• it saves paper and time.
How e-consent works…
• as a parents or carer you will receive a link to the e-consent form. This will be sent via an email or text from your child’s school
• upon receiving the link you will complete the form and click submit
• you will then receive an email confirming consent
• your completed e-consent form will be sent to our secure mailbox
• a report containing all consent forms will be generated and sent to the Trust’s immunisation team
• immunisation lists are generated your child will receive his/her immunisation in school.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
All 12 and 13 year olds in Year 8 will be offered the free human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
The second dose is normally offered 6 to 12 months after the first (in school Year 8 or Year 9). It’s important to have both doses to be protected.
The vaccine helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
• some mouth and throat (head and neck) cancers
• some cancers of the anal and genital areas
For more information about the HPV vaccination read:
• HPV vaccination – protecting against HPV infection to help reduce your risk of cancer
• Frequently asked questions (FAQs)