Human Papillomavirus Vaccinations (HPV) for boys and girls

Parents or Guardians must complete the consent form

The HPV vaccine helps protect boys and girls against cancers caused by HPV. We often hear about the connection between HPV and cervical cancer in girls, but the HPV vaccine can also prevent some cancers of the throat and mouth, anus, and genital areas in boys and girls too.

Therefore, it is highly important to check if you've completed the consent form for your son or daughter so that they can be protected.

Boys and girls in year 8 are offered the first dose of HPV vaccine as part of the national programme for vaccination of children and young people. A second dose is offered 6 to 24 months later. It is important to have both doses of the vaccine to be properly protected.

How to get the vaccine

These vaccinations will be offered primarily at schools, by the local immunisation team. To find out more visit the Children and Family Health Surrey Immunisations web page.

Please make sure you have completed your child's consent form, you'll need your school's code to do this. Complete the from on the HPV Vaccination Consent Form web page.

If someone is eligible and missed the HPV vaccine offered in year 8 at school, it is available for free on the NHS up until their 25th birthday for:

  • girls born after 1 September 1991
  • boys born after 1 September 2006

Contact your local immunisation team via the Surrey Immunisations web page or GP surgery and make an appointment to have the missed HPV vaccination course or second dose as soon as possible

Further information is available at the Immunisations for young people GOV.UK web page.

For more information on child vaccinations please see the video below.

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