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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name given to a very common group of viruses. There are many types of HPV, some of which are called "high risk" because they're linked to the development of cancers, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital cancers, and cancers of the head and neck. Other types can cause conditions like warts or verrucas.


High risk types of HPV can be found in more than 99% of cervical cancers.

There is also a significant association between HPV and some of the anal and genital cancers, and cancers of the head and neck. HPV infections do not usually cause any symptoms, and most people will not know they're infected.

What Vaccines are available?

Gardasil has been the HPV vaccine used in the NHS vaccination programme since 2012.


Sometime during the 2021 to 2022 academic year, the HPV vaccine used in the NHS programme has switched to Gardasil 9.


Gardasil 9 protects against 9 types of HPV: 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. Between them, types 16 and 18 are the cause of most cervical cancers in the UK (more than 80%). Types 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 cause an additional 15% of cervical cancers. These types of HPV also cause most anal cancers, and some genital and head and neck cancers.


HPV types 6 and 11 cause around 90% of genital warts, so using Gardasil 9 helps protect girls and boys against both cancer and genital warts.


HPV vaccination does not protect against other infections spread during sex, such as chlamydia, and it will not stop girls getting pregnant, so it's still very important to practise safe sex.

 Vaccine Schedules

Dose 1: Day 0

Dose 1: Month 6 -12

Prevention

You cannot fully protect yourself against HPV, but there are things that can help.

  • Condoms can help protect you against HPV, but they do not cover all the skin around your genitals, so you're not fully protected.

  • The HPV vaccine protects against the types of HPV that cause most cases of genital warts and cervical cancer, as well as some other cancers. It does not protect against all types of HPV.

Need to book more than one vaccine?

Please make a booking for a single vaccine and leave a note with the booking for the other vaccines you require. We will then call you to make other bookings.


Note: We offer a 5% discount for cash payments.


Please make sure you fill in the form in the appointment confirmation which you will recieve (as a link). This will allow us to do a risk assessement before your arrive and check all your travel requirements for a swift & safe appointment.