Private HPV Vaccination Liverpool
Ensure you are protected against cervical cancer, other cancers, or genital warts with a private HPV vaccination. Combined with cervical screening, the HPV vaccination is an important step for women towards preventing cervical cancer but can also play a role in preventing many other types of cancer.
We can provide the new Gardasil 9 and Cervarix HPV vaccinations, which guard against a number of cancers, including cervical cancer, but are beneficial for both women and men. The HPV vaccine is vital for women but is also recommended for men and can help to reduce the risk of HPV infection and developing genital cancers. It is also particularly useful for the prevention of genital warts.
What is HPV?
Human papillomavirus or HPV is the name given to a common group of viruses and can be caught through any kind of sexual contact with another person who already has it. HPV infections will not usually cause any obvious symptoms, meaning most people will not even know they're infected.
In many cases, people who get a HPV infection will naturally rid themselves of it without treatment, but in some instances a person may be infected with a high-risk type of HPV and their body may not be able to clear it. Over time, this infection can lead to abnormal tissue growth and changes, which could lead to cancer if not treated.
Some of the high risk HPV’s can lead to the development of cancers, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, genital cancers, and cancers of the head and neck, and this is why vaccination is key. Other types of HPV can cause conditions like warts or verrucas.
What is the HPV vaccine and what does it do?
Vaccines act in the prevention of HPV infections. The HPV vaccinations work by provoking the body's immune response to this virus, without actually causing any HPV infection or any of the diseases.
In summary, HPV vaccines can help protect against cancers caused by HPV, including:
- cervical cancer
- some mouth and throat cancers
- some cancers of the anal and genital areas
- also helps protect against genital warts
How is the HPV vaccination given?
Our private HPV vaccination course consists of three injections that can be given during convenient appointments over a period of six months or longer over 12 months if necessary. Appointments are with Private GP Dr Arun Ghosh, a specialist in sexual health, obstetrics and gynaecology or our female Nurse Sophie Marsh.
The vaccine is normally given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm or upper thigh.
Course Option 1: First two doses are given two months apart and the third dose six months after the first dose
Course Option 2: First two doses are given at least one month apart with the third dose at least three months after the second dose.
How long does the HPV vaccine protect for?
The HPV vaccine is known to protect against HPV infection for at least 10 years, although studies have shown that protection can last for much longer. However, because the HPV vaccine is not able to provide protection against every type of HPV that could cause cervical cancer, this is why all women who receive the HPV vaccine should have regular screening.
Where are our HPV Clinic Locations?
HPV vaccinations in Liverpool for Gardasil 9 are available at clinics:
- Liverpool - Rodney Street (Liverpool City Centre)
|HPV Vaccinations (per dose of Gardasil 9)||£175|
|(A deposit may also be requested for each dose booked into clinic).||-|
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