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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

The HPV vaccine helps protect you from being infected by the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus increases the risk of developing some cancers later in life, such as:

  • cervical cancer
  • some mouth and throat cancers
  • some cancers of the anus and genital areas

The HPV vaccine does not protect against other sexually transmitted infections.

HPV vaccination schedules

Two dose schedule (for boys and girls aged between 12 years old and below 15 years of age)

  • First dose of HPV vaccine
  • Second dose at least six to 24 months after the first dose

Three dose schedule (for girls aged 15 years and above)

  • First dose of HPV vaccine
  • Second dose at least one month after the first dose
  • A third dose at least three months after the second dose

It is important that you have ALL your required doses of the HPV vaccine to be properly protected.

Although the HPV vaccine is offered to boys and girls in Year 8, it is recommended that all young people from the age of 12 years up to their 25th birthday receive the vaccine. If your daughter is 12-25 years and not received her HPV vaccine please contact the Immunisation Team on 01296 567860. If your son has not received his HPV vaccine and was eligible in school year 8 (ie in school year 8 in September 2019) please contact the Immunisation Team on 01296 567860.

More information on the HPV vaccine

The brand name for the HPV vaccination is GARDASIL. 

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