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HPV News from The Travel Clinic Ltd, Ipswich and Cambridge

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) are known to be a cause of cervical, throat / oral and anal cancers.

Since 2008, teenage girls have been offered a course of three vaccine doses at school to protect against some of the important HPV strains.  Currently, boys and older females are not eligible to have the vaccine on the National Vaccine Schedule. 

This means that boys who have sexual contact with females who have not been vaccinated, or males who have sex with males and older females, will still risk being exposed to HPV virus. 

There has been an alarming 50% increase in the numbers of men diagnosed with throat and oral cancers since 1989, leading to almost 2000 deaths each year.

There is a growing call for young men to be vaccinated as well as our teenage girls.  This will help protect any females who cannot have the vaccine, and halt this growth in throat and oral cancers. 

The Travel Clinic Ltd can provide HPV vaccine for males, or for any female who is above the age to receive vaccine as part of the National Vaccine Schedule.

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Providers of specialist health care when travelling. Vaccines and malaria tablets.

We offer vaccinations to children of all ages, from Chicken Pox vaccines to Hep A/B.

We are available to offer vaccinations and specialst travel advice for the Business Traveller, Back Paker and Holiday maker along with in depth country specific travel profile and risk assesments. All our information is updated daily so that you will receive the latest advice.

We can also arrange blood tests where necessary.

We offer not just travel vaccinations but vaccines for occupational requirements. We can also offer BCG, Shingles and Chicken Pox vaccine, and HPV vaccine.