The Boots HPV Vaccination Service offers protection against nine HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) types using the Gardasil 9 vaccine and is suitable for adults and children aged 12 to 45 years inclusive, subject to eligibility criteria.
Further information can be found within our service leaflets:
What is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus with over 200 types, most of which are harmless. Eight in 10 people will get a HPV infection at some point in their lives.*
In most cases, your immune system will be able to get rid of it. However, sometimes a HPV infection can persist and it can lead to certain types of cancer, as well as genital warts.
Immunisation against HPV is provided as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme and is routinely offered to children aged 12 and 13 (11 and 12 in Scotland). If you were eligible and missed the vaccination in school or have come to the UK from overseas and are registered with a GP practice, you can access free vaccination via the NHS up until your 25th birthday. Men who have sex with men may also be eligible for free vaccination on the NHS, up to and including age 45 years (available at sexual health and/or HIV clinics).*
The service may be suitable for you if you:
• Aren't pregnant
• Haven’t had an allergic reaction to any previous vaccination
• Feel well and don’t have a high temperature on the day of your appointment
Most customers will require two doses of the vaccination. Depending on your medical history you may require 3 doses.
If you're interested in having a three-dose course of the vaccination for any other reason, speak to one of our pharmacists.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE APPOINTMENT?
How long will the in-store consultation take?
The consultation will take between 20 to 30 minutes. We advise that you wear a loose-fitting or short sleeved top for your vaccination appointment.
Paying for each dose of the vaccination separately costs £170.
Two Dose Course
Paying for two doses upfront costs £330 (Saving £5 per vaccination)
Customers receiving two doses of the vaccination will receive one on the first visit and the second after at least six months.
Three Dose Course
Paying for three doses upfront costs £495 (Saving £5 per vaccination)
Customers receiving three doses of the vaccination receive one on the first visit, a second one month after the first visit and the third three months after the second vaccination.
Book your first appointment now. You will discuss your course requirements with your Boots pharmacist. Your next appointment will be booked in store following your first vaccination.