This service helps protect against cervical cancer, genital warts and some other types of cancer.
It’s available in selected Boots pharmacies and is suitable for adolescents and adults aged 12 to 45 years*.
The service uses the Gardasil 9 vaccine, which helps protect against nine types of Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Further information can be found in our service leaflets: English - 简体中文
Price per dose:£185
Step oneBook and pay online or in store
Book online and complete a short
questionnaire in advance, to save
time at your appointment
Step twoFirst dose
During your consultation in store,
discuss your course options with the
healthcare professional and receive
your first vaccination**
Step threeFollow up dose(s)
If any further doses are required,
you’ll receive an email when it’s time
to book the next dose**
How long will each appointment take?
Each appointment will take around 20 minutes.
**At your first appointment, the healthcare professional will advise you of the recommended dose schedule for your age and circumstances.
Eight in ten people will get an HPV infection at some point in their lives†. It’s easy to catch and has no symptoms, so you may not know if you have it. The risk of becoming infected increases with the number of sexual partners and is more likely if you started having sex at a younger age.
Most cases are cleared from the body by the immune system, but some types of HPV infection can persist and lead to:
The Boots HPV Vaccination Service is a non-NHS service for adolescents and adults aged 12 to 45 at the time of the first dose*. A complete course consists of either one, two, or three doses:
You can choose to have more than the recommended number of doses for your age if you prefer, up to a maximum of three doses. Please discuss this with the healthcare professional during your first appointment.
This service isn’t suitable for anyone who:
This isn’t a complete list and suitability will be checked before the vaccination is given.
Each vaccination will be given in the upper arm so it’s helpful to wear short sleeves or loose sleeves that can be rolled up.
The healthcare professional will talk to you about possible side effects before the vaccination. See our FAQs for more information.
Immunisation against HPV is provided as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme and is routinely offered to adolescents aged 12 to 13††. If you or your child missed the vaccination in school or have come to the UK from overseas and are registered with a GP practice, you can access the free vaccination via the NHS up until your 25th birthday¶.
Men who have sex with men (MSM) are also eligible to be vaccinated for free on the NHS at a sexual health or HIV clinic, up to and including 45 years of age††.
Transgender people are eligible if their risk of getting HPV is similar to that of MSM who are eligible for the HPV vaccines. If trans men have previously completed a course of HPV vaccination as part of the school vaccination programme, no further doses are needed††.
To enable us to give you the best and most appropriate care and advice, we collect your personal data such as name, address and date of birth, we also collect your more sensitive personal data regarding your health for the purposes of ensuring the service we provide is appropriate for you.
We may also process your personal data for carefully considered and specific purposes which are in our interest and enable us to enhance the services we provide, but which we believe also benefit our customers. Your personal data will be stored for as long as necessary unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
We may share your personal information across Boots services such as Boots Pharmacy and with other companies that provide services on our behalf but we assure you that Boots will never sell your personal data. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and keeping your personal data safe and secure is our top priority.
Our HPV Vaccination Service costs £185 per dose.
If you have any more questions, please see our FAQs.