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 642602.
If you have mislaid the return envelope please return completed forms to: Community Care Directorate, 1st Floor, Crookall House, Demesne Road, Douglas, IM1 3QA.
Leaflet and Consent
Information on HPV vaccination
28 July 2021
Patient Information Leaflets
Gardasil: Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)
13 April 2021
Other useful links
HPV vaccination and cervical cancer information
30 July 2021
eLearn Vannin (IOM Link available only to Government employees)
Poster and record card
HPV universal vaccination programme poster (PDF)
26 June 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