Complete guide to Getting HPV Vaccine
Complete guide to Getting HPV Vaccine

Complete guide to Getting HPV Vaccine

HPV (human papillomavirus) is rated as one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the world today. In some cases of HPV, the virus clears away, but there are many cases of HPV which result in cancer or genital warts.

Looking at the effects of being infected with this virus; it is a relief that a vaccine has been made available to protect people from the problem-causing types of HPV. You can now get the HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London

What is A HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is what offers your body the needed protection from the types of HPV that possibly cause genital warts or cervical cancer. The brand name of this vaccine is Gardasil 9. This vaccine is known to protect humans from:

  • HPV types 16 and 18. These two types of HPV are responsible for 80% of cervical cancer cases.
  • HPV type 6 and 11. These two types are responsible for about 90% of the recorded cases of genital warts.
  • Types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 of HPV, which can be the cause of cancer of the anus, vagina/vulva, cervix, throat or penis.

Several dosages are required between months intervals. However, those between the ages of 9 - 14 years need only 2 doses, with the second dose administered after 6 months of the first dose.

People between the ages of 15 - 45 years need 3 doses of the vaccine. The second dose will be given 2 months after the first dose has been administered, the third shot usually comes 4 months after one is vaccinated with the second dose.

With this schedule, it takes about six months for the 3 doses of the HPV vaccine to be administered. The complete doses of the HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London are available for people in the recommended age group to be vaccinated. 

Who Is Recommended For HPV Vaccine?

People within the ages of 9 - 45 years are advised to get vaccinated against HPV to protect them from the types of HPV that lead to cancer or genital warts. It is  advised that children should also get vaccinated so that they can be fully protected even before they start getting involved in sexual activities.

Where HPV is concerned, age does not matter. You can talk to a doctor or nurse to find out if the HPV vaccine could be of any benefit to you even if your age is not among those mentioned. 

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of The HPV Vaccine?

The HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London is generally safe. The common side effect is slight redness and pain, which does not last long at the area where the dose was received.

The HPV vaccine has been said to be controversial because, in its duty to protect people against a ‘sexually transmitted infection, it has made people believe that children are not supposed to be partakers of this vaccine. The truth is that the HPV vaccine works best if received for a long time before one becomes sexually active. This controversial thought has its advantage as it keeps people from worrying about getting the infection or any cancer as they age.

The HPV vaccine, according to research, does not lead people to be more involved in sexual activities as they should have been at a younger age. This means that parents do not need to worry about the HPV vaccine as a form of encouragement to their children to have sex.

All that the HPV vaccine does is to keep the kids safe from cancer and genital warts when they become adults. 

Can The HPV Vaccine Treat Already Existing Cases Of HPV Infection?

No. already existing cases of HPV infection cannot be treated by getting the HPV vaccine. However, getting the vaccine can still keep you protected from the other types of HPV that you have are not infected with yet. 

Is There A Need To Get A Pap Or HPV Test Where One Has Been Vaccinated?

Yes. The HPV vaccine does not offer total protection against all the cancer-causing types of HPV; hence, a Pap test is still an effective way for the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer. With this, we recommend you go through the usually HPV and Pap test so that your cells can be studied for any changes that may lead to cervical cancer. 


Where Can One Get The HPV Vaccine?

We strongly advise that you get the HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London or any other clinic, health facility, private nurses and doctors within your locality. 

What Is The Cost Of Getting  The HPV Vaccine?

It usually costs about £150 to get a dose of HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London though there may be an extra charge for the administration. However, this is just an estimate, so we advise you to make enquires about the full cost before proceeding to get the vaccine. It is of advantage that many health insurance companies cover the HPV vaccine. People without health insurance can also take advantage of the available programmes to help them get the vaccine with little or no cost.

With or without health insurance, you deserve to be healthy. More information about the HPV vaccine can be derived at Medical Express Clinic in London. You can also learn how to obtain the vaccine affordably by contacting us today. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is there any HPV vaccine for young boys and men?

Yes. The HPV vaccine is commercially called Gardasil 9, and it  protects against:

  • HPV types 16 and 18. These two types of HPV are responsible for 80% of cervical cancer cases.
  • HPV type 6 and 11. These two types are responsible for about 90% of the recorded cases of genital warts.
  • Types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 of HPV, which can be the cause of cancer of the anus, vagina/vulva, cervix, throat or penis.

This HPV vaccine is available for people within the ages of 9 – 45 years; it protects them from HPV-related genital warts and cervical cancer. It is also advised that children between the ages of 11 -12 years should get vaccinated so they can have full protection against this group of viruses before they become sexually active.

If you think that does not sound so good, have confidence in the research that proves that getting vaccinated does not lead to an indiscriminate involvement in sexual activities at a younger age only does the good of protecting your children against the occurrence of HPV-related genital warts and cancer when they become adults.

Where health is concerned, age is never a barrier. You can talk to us here about the HPV vaccine at Medical Express Clinic in London, and we will be sure to educate you on the available options.

We are always open to you, so visit us at Medical Express Clinic in London for your HPV vaccine today.