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HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a common group of viruses. They can be commonly found on the skin and the moist lining in the cells of your body such as the cervix, mouth and genital areas such as the vagina, penis and anus. In most people they do not cause harm but can sometimes lead to genital warts and certain cancers.

The most common type of cancer that HPV causes is cervical cancer, however it can also cause cancers of the anus, penis, throat, vulva and vagina.

Why you may need a HPV Vaccination

Important Information

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How common is HPV?

It is estimated that around 8 in 10 people are affected with HPV at some point in their lives*.

Most people will have no symptoms and will not go on to develop any serious conditions but in some people HPV can develop into cancer. The risk is higher in those who have multiple sexual partners or have a weakened immune system.

How is HPV Spread?

HPV is spread via sexual intercourse (vaginal, oral or anal) or intimate skin to skin contact.

*View the source here.

Vaccination Pricing

HPV Vaccinations we offer in-Store

Commonly Asked Questions

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Can I protect myself from HPV?

The vaccine can help protect you against HPV. Whilst there are many different strains of HPV, the vaccine offers protection against HPV type 16 and 18 which cause over 80% of cervical cancers as well as HPV type 6 and 11 that cause 90% of genital warts.**

It is also important to practise safe sex (eg. using a condom), quit smoking and attend cervical screening where appropriate.

The vaccination is available FREE on the NHS in Scotland to all S1 pupils as well as men who have sex with men (MSM) up to the age of 45. Please speak to your GP if your child missed their HPV vaccination at school as they may be able to receive it up until their 25th birthday.

Who can get the HPV vaccination at Rightdose?

The vaccine is suitable to individuals aged 9-45 (some vaccines offered in this service might not have an upper age limit, this will be discussed at the consultation).  The vaccine is not suitable if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is also contraindicated in people who have had previous reactions to HPV or any other vaccines. The pharmacist will ask you some questions during the consultation to make sure it is suitable.

To assist with the consultation, we ask all patients/patient representatives to create an account with our partner Pharmadoctor and fill out the questionnaire (“Start a new consultation” “Human papillomavirus”)

What are the side effects?

The side-effects of the HPV vaccine are mostly mild and subside within a few days. Common (more than 1 in 10 people) side-effects include pain, redness or swelling at the injection site and a potential headache. Less common (fewer than 1 in 10 people) side-effects may include nausea and itching at the injection site. If you have a fever or persistent side effects, make sure to speak to your GP or call NHS 111.

*View the source here.

Book Appointment

Book your appointment online or in-store. This service is available at selected Rightdose Pharmacies.

Attend Appointment

Attend your appointment. Our clinician will discuss the service with you & answer any questions.

Receive your vaccine

Receive your treatment from our clinician if it is suitable for you. Our clinician will administer treatment.

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