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HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination

We offer two vaccinations which can help protect against diseases caused by certain strains of HPV (human papillomavirus). Book online today.

What is the HPV vaccination for?

Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women under 35 in the UK; the main contributory cause is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). BMI Healthcare offers two vaccinations which can help protect against diseases caused by certain strains of HPV.

What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)?

HPV is a very common, easily transmitted infection that is usually spread through sexual contact. It affects both women and men and the majority of us will encounter the virus at some point in our lifetime. Our immune systems will often clear it from the body naturally, without ever knowing they have been infected. An estimated 80% of sexually active women are expected to become infected with HPV at some point in their lives by the age of 50.

What diseases do HPV cause?

There are more than 100 types of HPV, most of which are relatively harmless. But, some types can cause cervical cancer or abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix that sometimes turn into cancer. Types 6 and 11 can cause external genital lesions like vulval and vaginal lesions and genital warts. 99.7% of cases of cervical cancer are caused by HPV.

HPV Facts

Each year in the UK, over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 1,000 die from the condition. The leading cause of cervical cancer is HPV. Some other important facts: 

  • Among sexually active young adults, up to 46% have HPV 
  • Despite efforts to educate the public to use condoms, people still have unprotected sex - and at an increasingly younger age 
  • Boys can also benefit from an HPV vaccination. HPV causes genital warts in males and can also cause male cancers.

Is it really worthwhile getting vaccinated against HPV?

Despite screening for early detection, cervical cancer remains the second most common cause of death from cancer (after breast cancer) among young women (15-44 years) in Europe. Around 33,400 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and about 14,700 women die from this disease each year.

How much will it cost?

Charges vary, so please enquire when you make your appointment. Charges will include: 
  • Consultation and counselling fees 
  • Course of three injections 
  • Any additional tests e.g. blood tests, as recommended at your consultation will be done at an additional cost

Specialists Offering HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination

Dr Jane Woyka

Private GP

MA, MB, BCHir, MRCGP, DFSRH

BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Dr Abdul El-Radhi

Consultant Paediatrician

PhD, MRCPCH, DCH, FRCPCH

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Mr Simon Hill

Consultant Gynaecologist

MB BS MFFP MRCOG

BMI The Beardwood Hospital 1 more BMI The Lancaster Hospital

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Mr Andrew Mukherjee

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

MBBS BSc MRCS MRCOG

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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