HPV Vaccination

Cervical cancer vaccine

The HPV vaccine protects against several strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer in women, anal and penile cancer in men and genital warts in both sexes. The vaccine is offered as part of the NHS vaccination programme to girls between the ages of 12 and 13 but it is also recommended for men and women under the age of 27. In order to help protect them against these diseases.

The vaccine protects against the HPV types 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58. Types 6 and 11 cause 90% of genital warts. Genital warts are benign growths which occur in the genital area. They are not dangerous but they need to be treated, and you can also pass them onto other sexual partners. Once you have been infected, you may remain contagious for life and the warts can recur at any point in life, especially if your immune system is weakened. Types 16 and 18 (and others) are the primary cause of cervical cancer in women and they are also associated with cancers of the vagina, throat, penis and anus.

HPV is an extremely common infection and over three quarters of sexually active women contract it at some point in their lives.

Are you a student? Students receive a 20% discount - all you need is a valid UNiDAYS ID or NUS Extra Card and a Superdrug Health and Beauty Card. Subject to clinical suitability. Selected stores only.

To book your appointment, call our booking line on 03 333 111 007

Medication Type Price
HPV vaccineSingle Dose£150
HPV vaccineFull Course£300 - £450

How our service works

The Superdrug Clinics operate a convenient vaccination service for both women and men. Any women under the age of 27 can use this service, if they would like to start a course of the HPV vaccine or complete a course that was started at school. For men, the vaccination will help prevent against the most common cause of genital warts, and it also protects against some types of cancer. So although the NHS does not routinely offer it for men, it can help protect them from these diseases, and mean that they are less likely to transmit the virus to sexual partners in the future.

Almost everyone can have the HPV vaccine. It is not suitable for pregnant women but it is suitable for breastfeeding women. We do not provide the vaccine to men and women over the age of 26.

You cannot have the vaccine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

It is licensed for the use in children over the age of 9.
The HPV vaccine consists of two or three doses, which are given by injection. It is licensed for children from the age of 9. The number of doses you require depends on your age. 

Children under the age of 15 require two doses. The second dose should be given 5 - 13 months after the first dose.

If you are 15 or older, you require three doses to be protected. The second dose should be given at least one month after the first. The third dose has to be given at least three months after the second dose. All three doses have to be given within the course of one year.
The HPV vaccine is given as an injection. This goes for all doses you require. The injections are given in the upper arm. Although the vaccine is usually tolerated well, redness and soreness at the injection site may occur.

More information about HPV

To book your appointment, call our booking line on 03 333 111 007