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The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a common virus, which in the main is harmless as your body’s immune system will get rid of it. However, in some cases the HPV infection can persist and may lead to certain types of cancer, including cervical, anal or head and neck cancer.
Ideally the vaccine should be given before someone becomes sexually active, as the infection is caught through intimate sexual contact with another person who is already carrying the virus.
The HPV vaccination service offered by our private GP service, Spire GP is suitable for men and women aged between 12 and 44, subject to certain criteria – detailed below.
For those aged 12-14 a course of two vaccinations will be required, while those aged 15 – 44 will require a course of 3 vaccinations.
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Appointments can be booked over the phone. Please allow 48 hours between time of booking and the appointment to ensure we have the vaccine in stock.
There are certain factors which may increase the risk of HPV infections developing into cancer, these include:
The vaccine is suitable for men and women aged 12–44 who are in good health; however the vaccine is not suitable for:
For anyone aged 12 – 14, the second dose should be given at least 6 months after the first dose, but may be given up to 24 months after.
For anyone aged 15 – 44, the second dose should be given at least 1 month after the first dose and the third dose should be given at least 3 months after the second dose. The schedule of vaccines should be completed within 12 months.
It is the responsibility of the patient to book their follow up appointments allowing 48 hours’ notice to enable us to order and receive the vaccine.
Please note the vaccination course is not complete until the follow up appointments have been completed.
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