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HPV Vaccine (Human Papilloma Virus) (Course of 2 or 3 doses) in Sheffield

£175 per dose

30 min booking


About the HPV Vaccine at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

Welcome to our comprehensive resource on the HPV vaccine, available at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield. Here, we provide you with detailed information on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, a critical tool in preventing HPV-related cancers and diseases, ensuring your health and well-being.

What is HPV?

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide, affecting both men and women. It spreads through intimate skin-to-skin contact and can lead to various health issues, including genital warts and multiple types of cancer, such as cervical cancer, anal cancer, throat cancer (oropharyngeal), penile cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer.

Importance of the HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine is a safe and effective method to protect against the strains of HPV that most commonly cause health problems. By getting vaccinated, individuals significantly reduce their risk of developing HPV-related cancers and genital warts. The vaccine is most effective when administered before exposure to HPV, which is why it’s recommended for preteens, but it can also benefit older teens and adults.

Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine?

  • Preteens (Ages 11-12): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the HPV vaccine for both girls and boys at this age to ensure maximum protection before potential exposure.

  • Teens and Young Adults: Those who did not receive the vaccine at the recommended age should still consider getting vaccinated up to age 26.

  • Adults (Ages 27-45): The FDA has approved the HPV vaccine for individuals up to age 45. It can be administered based on individual risk factors and a healthcare provider’s advice.

Vaccine Schedule

The HPV vaccine is typically administered in a series of shots:

  • Ages 9-14: Two doses over 6-12 months.

  • Ages 15-45: Three doses over 6 months.

Safety and Side Effects

The HPV vaccine is extensively researched and proven to be safe and effective. Common side effects are generally mild and include pain at the injection site, dizziness, fainting (more common in adolescents), and headache. Serious side effects are very rare.

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccination not only protects individuals but also enhances community health by reducing the overall prevalence of HPV. By getting vaccinated, you are taking a crucial step in protecting yourself and contributing to the prevention of HPV-related diseases in your community.

Benefits of the HPV Vaccine

  • Prevents Cancer: Reduces the risk of cervical, anal, and other cancers.

  • Protects Against Genital Warts: Effective in preventing genital warts caused by HPV.

  • Safe and Effective: Proven through rigorous clinical trials and ongoing safety monitoring.

  • Long-lasting Protection: Provides durable immunity against the most harmful HPV strains.

Symptoms of HPV

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that can infect both men and women. It is often spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact, including sexual activity. Understanding the symptoms of HPV is crucial for early detection and management of the virus. Here, we provide you with detailed information on the various symptoms associated with HPV.

Types of HPV

There are more than 100 types of HPV, and they are generally categorized into low-risk and high-risk types:

  • Low-risk HPV: These types can cause warts on various parts of the body, including the genitals, anus, mouth, and throat.

  • High-risk HPV: These types can lead to certain types of cancers, including cervical, anal, oropharyngeal (throat), penile, vulvar, and vaginal cancers.

Symptoms of Low-Risk HPV

Genital Warts:

  • Small, flesh-colored or gray swellings in the genital area.

  • Several warts close together that take on a cauliflower-like shape.

  • Itching or discomfort in the genital area.

  • Bleeding during intercourse.

Common Warts:

  • Raised, rough-surfaced warts that usually occur on the hands, fingers, or elbows.

  • Can be painful or susceptible to injury and bleeding.

Plantar Warts:

  • Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of the feet.

  • Can cause discomfort or pain while walking or standing.

Flat Warts:

  • Flat-topped, slightly raised lesions.

  • Can appear anywhere but are more common on the face, neck, or areas that have been scratched.

Symptoms of High-Risk HPV

High-risk HPV types often do not cause any symptoms until they lead to serious health problems, making regular screening crucial.

Cervical Cancer Symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after intercourse, between periods, or after menopause.

  • Unusual vaginal discharge, sometimes with a foul odor.

  • Pelvic pain or pain during intercourse.

Anal Cancer Symptoms:

  • Anal bleeding or discharge.

  • Pain, itching, or lumps in the anal area.

  • Changes in bowel habits or the shape of stool.

Oropharyngeal Cancer Symptoms:

  • Persistent sore throat or ear pain.

  • Hoarseness or voice changes.

  • Pain or difficulty swallowing.

  • Lump in the back of the throat or neck.

  • Unexplained weight loss.

Penile Cancer Symptoms:

  • Changes in color or thickness of the skin on the penis.

  • Pain or discharge from the penis.

  • Growths or sores on the penis, often under the foreskin.

Vulvar Cancer Symptoms:

  • Itching, burning, or pain in the vulva.

  • Changes in skin color or texture, such as rash or sores.

  • Lumps, ulcers, or wart-like growths.

Vaginal Cancer Symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after intercourse or between periods.

  • Watery vaginal discharge.

  • Pain during intercourse.

  • Pelvic pain.

Importance of Regular Screening

Many types of HPV infections do not cause noticeable symptoms until they have progressed to more serious conditions. Regular screenings, such as Pap tests and HPV tests for women, are essential for early detection and prevention of HPV-related health problems.

Protecting Yourself Against HPV

The best way to protect yourself against HPV and its associated health issues is through vaccination. The HPV vaccine is safe, effective, and recommended for preteens, teens, and adults up to age 45. Additionally, practicing safe sex and getting regular health check-ups can help prevent the spread and impact of HPV.

For more information about HPV, the symptoms, and how to protect yourself, please explore our educational resources or contact our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield. Your health and safety are our top priorities.

Get Vaccinated at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield

For residents of Sheffield, Abbeydale Pharmacy is your local and convenient destination for receiving the HPV vaccine. Our professional and friendly staff are here to provide you with the highest standard of care.

Visit us at:

Abbeydale Pharmacy

713 Abbeydale Road,


S7 2BE

For more detailed information, personalized recommendations, and to schedule your HPV vaccination, please consult with our healthcare providers at Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield today!

 Together, we can work towards a future free of HPV-related diseases.


Explore our other resources and educational materials available on the site to learn more about HPV and the benefits of vaccination. Your health and safety are our top priorities. Visit Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield for your HPV vaccine today.

Additional Services

At Abbeydale Pharmacy in Sheffield, we also offer a comprehensive range of travel vaccinations and operate a full travel clinic to meet all your travel health needs. Ensure you are fully prepared for your travels by visiting us for expert advice and vaccinations tailored to your destination.


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