CATCH-UP vaccination sessions for Keighley-district year eight and nine pupils who missed their immunisations due to lockdown are taking place this month and next.

Bradford Council’s school immunisation team is urging parents to ensure their children attend the appointments, being staged at health clinics in communities across the district Year eight pupils are due to have the HPV vaccination – which protects against certain cancers – while year nine youngsters will be given tetanus, diphtheria and polio boosters and the Men ACWY vaccine, providing protection against four different types of meningococcal disease.

Sarah Ferriby, the council’s portfolio holder for healthy people and places, stressed the importance of the vaccinations.

“It is more important than ever to make sure we protect the young people in our district who would normally have had these immunisations,” she said.

“Vaccinations are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases.”

To book an appointment, contact the immunisation team on 01274 221203.