The teenage booster vaccine boosts protection against three diseases: tetanus (T), diphtheria (d) and polio (IPV-inactivated polio vaccine).
Young people need a total of five doses of Td/IPV vaccine to build up and keep their immunity. These are given as follows:
• The first three doses as a baby
• The fourth dose when they were between three and five years old, before they started school
• The fifth dose is due when they are around the age of 14. Each academic year, students in Year 9 will be offered this vaccinaton.