The first dose of the HPV vaccine will be offered to boys and girls aged 12 and 13 in year 8 (born after 1st September 2006). The second dose can be given anytime between 6 to 24 months after. Two doses are needed to be fully protected.
If you’re eligible and missed the HPV vaccine offered in Year 8 at school it’s available for free on the NHS up until your 25th birthday for:
- girls born after 1st September 1991
- boys born after 1st September 2006
For more information about HPV, visit the NHS website.
Parents of girls and boys aged 12 and 13 should look out for information from their children’s school about the vaccine and timings. If they miss out on the vaccination for any reason they should talk to their school nurse or immunisation team about getting the vaccine at a later date.