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JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST CERTAIN HPV CANCERS

 

JOIN THE FIGHT
AGAINST CERTAIN
HPV CANCERS

 
 

HPV (human papillomavirus) is the name for a common group of viruses.

HPV is so common that 4 out of 5 of us may get a type of HPV virus at some point in our lives.

Why is hpv important? >

Most HPV infections clear up on their own, without causing problems.

But lasting infections of certain types of HPV viruses may cause certain HPV cancers, like anal or cervical cancer.

how can you help protect your child? >

Both boys and girls aged
12-13 years can join the fight
against certain HPV cancers
by getting the HPV vaccine.

Vaccination can help protect them against certain types of HPV, including the 2 types that have the highest risk of causing certain HPV cancers, like anal and cervical cancer.

HPV vaccination is available on the NHS as part of the childhood vaccination schedule.

You will be asked to sign a consent form which will be given to you by your child’s school.

You can speak to your child’s doctor, practice nurse or school nurse about HPV vaccination.

learn more >

The HPV vaccine is well tested for its safety and to make sure it helps protect against certain HPV infections.

OVER 10 MILLION DOSES
OF HPV VACCINES HAVE
BEEN GIVEN IN THE UK
IN OVER 10 YEARS

more about hpv vaccination >