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Private HPV vaccine price from £150 per dose

Gynaecology Clinic is the private vaccine clinic in Harley Street, London where you can get affordable HPV vaccination privately. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer when you suffer from different types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

We provide the Gardasil 9 vaccine for covering higher-risk HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 Lower-risk HPV 6 and 11. The HPV vaccine is available for both men and women. We also offer HPV testing if essential in early detection and treatment.

HPV vaccine is routinely offered for free by the NHS for boys and girls who are aged 12-13 years in the UK. The vaccination schedule has recently been amended to include boys, so men should not assume that they have already been vaccinated. The vaccine protects against types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that are associated with 90% of cervical cancers and 5% of all cancers throughout the world.

These vaccines protect against either two, four or nine types of HPV. All vaccines offered provide complete protection against HPV types 16 and 18, which present the highest risk of cancer.

What is HVP?

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a type of virus that causes genital warts in both men and women and cervical cancer in women only. It is the most common sexually transmitted infection spread through oral, anal, and vaginal sex. There are different strains of the virus about a 100 in number specifically affecting the genital areas. The HPV vaccine can prevent and reduce susceptibility to the virus. When a person gets infected with the virus, it can go away on its own without treatment while in some cases, untreated HPV can lead to other health complications.

Health complications that may result from exposure to HPV include cancer of the vulva and vagina in only women, cancer of the head and neck, precancerous lesions, and genital warts in both men and women. Different strains of the virus cause different health complications.

When should I take an HPV test?

Take an HPV test in the following conditions:

  • Warts appear on the skin surface.
  • Abnormal cervical cells are detected in a Pap test.

Different types of vaccines available in London

At present, there are 3 kinds of HPV vaccines available on the NHS and privately in London that may protect against HPV. These include:

  • Gardasil
  • Cervarix
  • Gardasil 9.

At our clinic, we only use Gardasil 9, as this vaccination offers the best level of protection against a wide range of HPV types, as you can see in the table below:

Name of HPV vaccine Kinds of HPV it provides protection Available on the NHS? Available privately?
Gardasil Greater-risk HPV 16 and 18
Lesser-risk HPV 6 and 11
Yes, if you are below 18 years. Yes
Cervarix Higher-risk HPV 16 and 18 No Yes
Gardasil 9 Higher-risk HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52 and 58
Lower-risk HPV 6 and 11
No Yes

How is HPV vaccines administered?

HPV vaccines are administered in 3 doses — Initial, second, and third dose. The doses are given at specific intervals. After the initial dose, the next dose is administered after 2 months, and the last dose is given 4 months after the second one.

Cost of private HPV vaccines

The cost of each dose for private HPV vaccine from £150, but your GP may charge additional fees for its administration. In some clinics, the vaccination is free for persons within a specific age range. Some health insurance plans cover HPV vaccination so you can check if your vaccination is covered in the plan.

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How does HPV vaccine work?

HPV Vaccine

The Gardasil 9 vaccine is made from small proteins that are quite similar to the outside of the Human Papilloma Virus.

The vaccine consists of Aluminium, L-histidine, Sodium Chloride (salt), Polysorbate 80, Borax and water to stimulate your immune system and keep  the vaccine suitable for injection.

This vaccine does not have any kind of virus or DNA from the virus and hence, the vaccine cannot cause and infection of HPV.  

When you are given this vaccine, the body prepares antibodies to clear what the body perceives to be an infection.

If an individual is subsequently exposed to virus post vaccination, then the same antibodies will be in your blood, ready to attack and defeat future viral infections.

How long does HPV vaccine offer protection?

The vaccine gives protection against HPV infection for at least 10 years, though immunity is expected to last for longer than this.

The HPV vaccine does not protect against all types of HPV that may lead to cervical cancer, so it is still essential that women undergo regular cervical screening even if they have been vaccinated.

Who needs an HPV vaccine?

Vaccination against the virus is necessary for everyone, especially sexually active people. HPV vaccine is best administered to young people before they become sexually active. It is still effective for people who have already started having sex but have not contracted any type of the virus.

Women who have been vaccinated against the HPV are also advised to have regular cervical screening because the vaccines available do not protect against all strains of the virus.

Who should not get the HPV vaccine?

In as much as it is safe for everyone to get vaccinated against HPV, there are some group of persons who should not take this vaccine they include

  • Women who are pregnant.
  • People who were allergic to previous doses of the vaccine.
  • People who are allergic to vaccine ingredients in general.
  • People who are on different/ special medications.

What are some negative effects of being vaccinated?

Most persons show no side effect when vaccinated. Few persons may have the following side effects

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Swelling at the site of the injection

Some FAQs on HPV vaccine

Why are people provided with a vaccine for protection against HPV?

HPV vaccine protects against:

  • Higher-risk types of HPV (16 and 18) that may lead to cancer including nearly 7 in 10 (70%) of different cervical cancers
  • Lower-risk types of HPV that may cause almost 9 in 10 (90%) of genital warts.

Getting HPV vaccine means you are at less risk of contracting cancers and other HPV-related conditions including genital warts.

When is the right time to get HPV vaccine?

The HPV vaccine is very effective before you start puberty as this is the time when our immune system is the strongest. So, the NHS vaccination programme provides this vaccine in schools at the age group of 12 to 13 in the remaining UK. Past this age however, the vaccine is still effective, so we recommend all sexually active people for vaccination.

Can HPV vaccine prevent all cervical cancer cases?

All HPV vaccines such as – Cervarix, Gardasil and Gardasil 9 protect against higher-risk HPV types 16 and 18. These HPV types may lead to 7 in 10 (70%) cases of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine cannot stop all cases of cervical cancers, it will offer protection against common HPV types that might cause it.

If I have already had HPV, should I get HPV vaccine?

Many people who are infected with HPV will never even notice as their body clears the infection without developing symptoms, so often it is very difficult to tell. The HPV vaccine cannot prevent an HPV infection that you may already have. However, it will avoid infection with other types of HPV and further prevent re-infection with this similar type.  If you are tested positive for HPV, it might still be beneficial for you to get the vaccine.

If my child is not sexually active, should they get HPV vaccine?

Even though your child is not sexually active, there HPV vaccine will protect your child when they become sexually active and if not, then this vaccine will not cause any harm.

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