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Our HPV vaccination service
There are over 100 varieties of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and 4 out of 5 people will come into contact with at least one type of the HPV virus at some point in their lives*. Most forms of the HPV infection are harmless, however some can cause genital warts and abnormal cells that are linked to cervical cancer and other cancers in men and women.
The HPV vaccination (Gardasil 9) protects against 9 types of HPV, including 2 types that can cause more than 70% of cervical cancers in the UK and 2 types of the virus that cause 90% of genital warts**.
Which HPV vaccination option is right for me?
Online consultation and in store vaccination
In store consultation and vaccination
|18 and over (no upper age limit)||12-45 years old|
|Men and women (unless pregnant)||Children over 12 years, men and women (unless pregnant)|
|Complete your online consultation in minutes and a clinician will confirm your suitability within 30 minutes*
Start your consultation now
|Face-to-face consultation with an expert and friendly pharmacist
Book an appointment now
Treatment time and location
|Once your suitability is confirmed, book an appointment in your local pharmacy. Appointment time for your first vaccine will be less than 10 minutes||First vaccination receieved at the same time as your consultation in pharmacy|
Payment and price
|Online payment before your appointment
£449 (three vaccinations)
|In store at time of appointment
£449 (three vaccinations)
Our HPV vaccination service is available for a face-to-face consultation in stores nationwide. You can simply ask in store about our HPV vaccination service or book online via our online booking form.
We also offer HPV vaccines with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor with a quick and simple online consultation. If you're 18 or over, you can pay securely online and complete your consultation in the comfort of your own home for the same price (£449 for three vaccinations). Once you have completed your confidential online consultation, our clinicians will check your suitability and prescribe the vaccine if appropriate. Then you can easily arrange your HPV vaccination and make an appointment choosing the most convenient pharmacy for you from over 1000 participating LloydsPharmacy stores nationwide.
Frequently asked questions
For a course of three vaccinations, the cost is £449.
If only two doses are needed, the cost is £310 (£155 per dose).
The number of doses required is dependent on your age.
The vaccination at LloydsPharmacy stores, is suitable for anyone aged between 12-45 years old, unless you are pregnant. Or if you choose to complete your consultation with our Online Doctor, the service is suitable for men and women (unless pregnant) aged 18 years and older, there is no upper age limit for the vaccination. For men, it will help prevent the most common cause of genital warts, and it also protects against some types of cancer.
Click here to view our HPV guide in Mandarin.
HPV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This means that you can get HPV by having intimate sexual contact with someone who has the virus.
It can be passed on even when an infected person shows no signs or symptoms and symptoms can often take years to develop.
Unfortunately, there is no way to fully protect yourself from HPV. However, there are things that you can do to help yourself:
- Wearing condoms when you have sex helps protect you, but because they do not cover the skin around the genitals, you won’t be fully protected.
- Having the HPV vaccine will help protect you against the types of HPV that cause the most cases of genital warts, cervical cancer and some other cancers.
Gardasil 9 is given as an injection in the upper arm. The number of doses you need depends on your age.
Children aged 12 up to and including 14 years of age at the time of the first injection require two doses. The second dose is administered six months after the first.
Patients aged 15 years of age and older at the time of the first injection require three doses. The second dose is administered two months after the first dose. The third dose is administered at least four months after the second dose. All three doses must be given within the course of one year.
You might experience some temporary side effects after your vaccination.
These may include:
- Headaches – these tend to be short-lived
- Fever – a temperature above 38°c or feeling hot and shivery
- Pain in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet or toes
You may also notice some redness, swelling, itching, bruising at the site of the injection.
The service will take approximately 10 minutes.
Yes, you can get the HPV vaccine when you’re menstruating.
You can have the vaccination if you have a cold, but if you’re feeling very unwell or have a fever it should be rearranged for when you have recovered.
Condoms can help prevent you catching HPV from those with the infection, however getting vaccinated helps to ensure the best protection.
It’s always best to practice safe sex, even after the vaccine as it doesn’t protect against other sexual transmitted infections.
Yes, you will still need to go for your cervical screening (smear test) even after your vaccination. Find out more out cervical screenings here.
HPV is associated with certain types of penile and throat cancer, as well as genital warts. The vaccine will lower your risk of developing these cancers while also protecting against genital warts.
The HPV vaccine has been offered in schools to girls aged 12-13 years since 2008, and from September 2019 the vaccine has also been offered to boys aged 12-13. This means that all boys and girls in school year 8 will be offered the vaccine.
However, boys above this age will have missed out on the chance to receive the vaccine in school. For any girls who missed their vaccination in school, it is available on the NHS up until their 25th birthday.
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor works with three simple steps. Complete a short medical form that corresponds with the treatment you require. An online assessment will then be carried out by one of our qualified clinicians. Once approved, your order is processed and treatment made available in store. Start your consultation for HPV vaccinations today.
*Jo’s cervical cancer trust – Based on sexually active people
**NHS: HPV – Human Papillomavirus vaccine