In September NHS nurses will be visiting South Cumbria PRU to provide the HPV Vaccination to students in Year 8 and over. Where it was recently only provided to girls, from September it will also be provided to boys of the same age. This is because the evidence is clear, the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV related cancers.
Two injections are required, the second one between 6-12 months after the first.
HPV infection is very common and there are many different types of HPV.
Please see the attached leaflet which provides lots more information on the HPV virus and the vaccinations.