From academic year 19/20, every S1 pupil, regardless of gender, can get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in school for free. Evidence is clear that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from cancers caused by HPV.

The resources listed below are aimed at education professionals supporting the extension of the HPV programme in schools. Your support in making the following resources available to all school staff and pupils will help raise awareness of the vaccine and in turn encourage uptake.

  • HPV animation – aimed at pupils and parents, and can be shown in class and/or assemblies and on social media to inform and prepare pupils and their parents for the HPV immunisation
  • social media graphics – for sharing via your school’s social media accounts to raise awareness of 19/20 HPV vaccination dates with pupils and parents, encouraging them to sign and return the consent forms
  • briefing for head teachers – to provide an overview of the 19/20 HPV immunisation programme to head teachers (a physical copy of this has been distributed to all secondary schools)
  • sample HPV posters – for display in your school to increase awareness among parents and children about the HPV immunisation programme (physical copies have been distributed to all secondary schools)
  • sample poster and leaflet about Kids Boost Immunity ( – a free global World Health Organization accredited online resource with lessons and quizzes about immunisation (including the HPV vaccine), for S1 teachers who teach science, social studies, or health and wellbeing (physical copies of the leaflet and poster have been distributed to all secondary schools). Please download the KBI leaflet and poster and share with the appropriate teachers in your school.

Teacher sign-up to Kids Boost Immunity

  • Science, social studies and/or health and wellbeing S1 teachers should visit
  • Register as a teacher and complete the required information, including your work email address and selecting ‘United Kingdom’ as your country.
  • You will receive an email to confirm your registration and be prompted to create a team for your class.
  • Create a class name and your own unique team registration code to enable students to join your team.