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Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

HPV is the name of a very common group of viruses. They do not cause any problems in most people, but some types can cause genital warts or cancer. For more information on the conditions linked to HPV visit NHS' HPV page

The HPV vaccine has been offered to all girls in school year 8 since 2010 in the Isle of Man. Since September 2019 the vaccine has also been offered to year 8 boys.

This is because the evidence is clear that the HPV vaccine helps protect both boys and girls from HPV-related cancers.

The leaflets and guidance documents below provide more detailed information on the universal human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for girls and boys. Some documents have been adapted for local use by Public Health Isle of Man with kind permission from Public Health England.

If you have any further queries, please contact the HPV Vaccination Team on +44 1624 642727.

If you have mislaid the return envelope please return completed forms to: Community Care Directorate, 1st Floor, Crookall House, Demesne Road, Douglas, IM1 3QA.

For the public

Leaflet and Consent

Information on HPV vaccination
28 July 2021

Online Consent Form


Human papillomavirus (HPV) overview - (NHS.UK)
10 May 2019

HPV vaccination programme for men who have sex with men (MSM) - (GOV.UK)
13 February 2020

Patient Information Leaflets

Gardasil: Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)
13 April 2021

Gardasil 9: Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)
29 May 2021

Other useful links

HPV vaccine could prevent over 100,000 cancers - (GOV.UK)

HPV vaccine | Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (

HPV Vaccine For Boys and Men | Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (

Jabs for the Boys – HPV Action

HPV Vaccine (Human Papillomavirus Vaccine) | Vaccine Knowledge (

Isle of Man cervical screening programme

For professionals


HPV universal vaccination: guidance for health professionals (GOV.UK)
28 June 2019


HPV universal vaccination information for health professionals
30 July 2021

HPV vaccination and cervical cancer information
30 July 2021


eLearn Vannin (IOM Link available only to Government employees)

Download the training slide set for healthcare professionals (GOV.UK)
August 2019

Public Health England (PHE) National Minimum Standards and Core Curriculum for Immunisation Training

Immunisation (IMM) (

Poster and record card

HPV universal vaccination programme poster (PDF)
26 June 2019

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination record card (GOV.UK)
28 July 2021

Programme Documents

HPV immunisation programme: introduction of Gardasil® 9 letter (GOV.UK)
27 July 2021

Letter announcing changes to HPV (PDF)
June 2019

JCVI statement: extending the HPV vaccination programme – conclusions (GOV.UK)
18 July 2018

Extending the HPV vaccination programme: JCVI statement (GOV.UK)
19 July 2017

Green Book

Green Book - Chapter 18a human papillomavirus (HPV) (GOV.UK)
12 July 2019

Green Book - Chapter 2 consent
18 June 2021

For further guidance visit:
The Green Book: Immunisation against infectious disease (GOV.UK)

Safety and Reporting

HPV vaccine safety (NHS.UK)
10 May 2019

European Medicines Agency Assessment Report (EMA.EU)

Patient Group Direction (PGD)

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