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HPV Vaccination

What is HPV?

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a viral infection that’s passed between people through skin-to-skin contact, most commonly through sexual contact.

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is estimated that 8 out of 10 people will get HPV at some point in their lifetime.

Why is HPV vaccination important?

In most cases, HPV goes away on its own within one to two years without causing any health issues. However, if the HPV virus remains in the body for a long period of time, it can lead to cervical cancer, genital warts or other diseases over time.

It is important to get HPV vaccination as it is the best prevention against cervical cancer, which is one of the most common cancers affecting women in Singapore.

Who needs the HPV vaccination?

All unvaccinated females and males from 9 to 45 years old should receive the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccination. Learn how HPV affects men and the importance of HPV vaccination for men as well. 

Please take note:

  • HPV vaccination is not recommended for individuals who had an allergic reaction to a previous dose or to any components in the HPV vaccine
  • HPV vaccination is not a substitute for routine cervical cancer screening.

What is the type of HPV vaccination offered at Healthway Medical GP clinics?

Healthway Medical GP clinics offer Gardasil 9 HPV vaccination (also known as Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine). Gardasil 9 provides protection against:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Vulvar and vaginal cancers
  • Anal cancer
  • Certain head and neck cancers, such as throat and back of mouth cancers
  • Precancerous cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal lesions
  • Genital warts

(Source: FDA)

How many doses of Gardasil 9 HPV vaccination are required?

Age group Doses required Intervals
9 through 14 years old
2-shots*
  • Dose 1: First shot
  • Dose 2: Second shot given between 6 and 12 months
    after the first shot
9 through 14 years old

or 3-shots**

  • Dose 1: First shot
  • Dose 2: Second shot given 2 months after the first shot
  • Dose 3: Third shot given 6 months after the first shot
15 through 45 years old
3-shots
  • Dose 1: First shot
  • Dose 2: Second shot given 2 months after the first shot
  • Dose 3: Third shot given 6 months after the first shot

*If the second shot is given earlier than 5 months after the first shot, you will need to get a third shot at least 4 months after the second shot was given.
**The need to use a 3-dose schedule instead of a 2-dose schedule will be determined by your doctor.

(Source: FDA)

What is the price of HPV vaccination at Healthway Medical GP clinics?

The Gardasil 9 HPV vaccination package costs $750 (inclusive of GST). 

What are the common side effects of the HPV vaccine?

The common side effects of HPV vaccine include pain and swelling at the injection site, muscle ache, headache and fever. These side effects will usually go away on their own. However, please see a doctor if these side effects do not get better or become worse over a prolonged period of time.

Healthway Medical GP clinics provide HPV vaccinations. To find out more about the CHAS and Medisave subsidies available, click here.