Gardasil wart vaccinations are now available at Burrell Street. It protects against the four major types of warts, but is not available for heterosexual men or women over 18 on the NHS.
We want you to have a healthy, infection-free sex life and offering this vaccine on a private basis is an immediate solution.
The Gardasil vaccine is given in three doses within six months. After the first dose you’re asked to return at two months and six months to complete the course. Even if you’ve already had warts, it’s unlikely that you’ll have been infected with all four major types – so we recommend this vaccination for everyone. The efficacy of this vaccine has been demonstrated in Australia, and their school vaccine programme now includes boys too.
Gardasil for gay and bisexual men
We no longer provide a private service to gay and bisexual men who are 45 and under. For information on how to access the vaccine without charge, please talk to the clinician you see at your next sexual health check-up at one of our clinics.
Gardasil for heterosexual men and women
At the moment, the NHS doesn’t provide wart vaccinations for heterosexual men. We offer the vaccination to all men over 18. The NHS provides a free vaccine programme for girls aged 12 – 13. If you missed this and are 18 or over, we can provide you with a three dose schedule. There’s no routine screening at present for the warts virus, so there’s no way of knowing if your partner/s have warts or are passing it on. In order to stop wart infection, and the possibility of associated cancers, we’ve decided to begin providing Gardasil privately and offering it to all.
Gardasil is an expensive vaccine. We’re providing it to you as cheaply as we can, and offer the full course of three vaccinations at £400.
We want to provide you with the most up to date and comprehensive sexual health services at Burrell Street, and we believe that Gardasil is a new and important part of this service.
If you’re interested, please contact us by email – SRHBusinessSupportTeam@gstt.nhs.uk We’ll then call you to book an appointment and arrange payment over the phone with a credit or debit card.