We offer HPV vaccine at our pharmacy.
From September 2019, all 12- and 13-year-olds in school Year 8 will be offered on the NHS the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
It helps protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
- cervical cancer
- some mouth and throat (head and neck) cancers
- some cancers of the anal and genital areas
It also helps protect against genital warts.
In England, girls and boys aged 12 to 13 years will be routinely offered the first HPV vaccination when they’re in school Year 8.
The second dose is normally offered 6 to 12 months after the first (in school Year 8 or Year 9).
It’s important to have both doses to be protected.
Those who missed their HPV vaccination in school Year 8 can continue to have the vaccine up to their 25th birthday.