The HPV vaccine is highly effective in protecting boys and girls from certain types of cancer caused by HPV infection, including cervical cancer and head and neck cancers (that are most common in males). The HPV vaccine is also effective in protecting boys and girls from certain types of genital warts.
Once your child has received one dose, they will be fully vaccinated and will not require any further doses of the HPV vaccine.*
Download the HPV Information Leaflet
*A small number of young people who have a weakened immune system or who have HIV will need to have more than 1 dose of HPV vaccine to be protected.