From September 2019, boys and girls in their first year of secondary school will be offered the HPV vaccine as part of the school vaccination programme.
In girls, HPV infection can cause cancer of the:
In boys, HPV infection can cause cancer of the:
HPV infection can also cause genital warts in both girls and boys. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that the HPV vaccine is extremely safe. If you have questions about the HPV vaccine, talk to a trusted health professional like your GP.