We currently provide vaccination against the HPV (human papilloma virus) with the Gardasil vaccine. This protects individuals against the virus strains 6, 11, 16 and 18 which are the most common causes of genital warts and cervical cancer. The vaccine also offers men protection against some anal and oral cancers. It is currently used for women and men aged 9-26 years but may still be discussed with a doctor outside these age ranges. If you would like this vaccine you will be given an appointment to see the doctor to assess your suitability. If you go ahead with the vaccination, the first dose will be administered on the day if it is in stock.
What is Gardasil?
A vaccine called Gardasil can be given to protect against these types of HPV. Gardasil also protects against HPV types 6 and 11, which cause genital warts.
There are now 2 types of Gardasil Vaccination available. The first is the original vaccine Gardasil, the second is called Gardasil 9.
- Gardasil helps protect against 4 types of HPV: 6, 11, 16 & 18
- Gardasil 9 helps protect against: HPV Types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58.
Currently, any Female or Male under 27 years of age is eligible for the vaccine, which is three injections into the muscle of the arm or buttock, given over six months. The vaccine is well tolerated, and particularly recommended to those who have had few or no sexual contacts.
Administered in three separate doses – 0, 2 and 6 months
For more information on Gardasil or Gardasil 9: