Who is this service for?

From September 2019, all young people in the birth cohort for Year 8 have been offered the HPV vaccinations, as part of the national NHS school-age immunisations programme.

What is the vaccine and how does it work?

The vaccine protects against HPV-related cancers in boys and girls, such as head and neck, anal, cervical and genital cancers.

As of 1 September 2023 the HPV vaccine will be given as one injection in the upper arm, this vaccine is usually given in year 8.

HPV vaccine information video

Take a look at this University of Bristol video about what you can expect when having the HPV vaccination.