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Gardasil (hpv Vaccination) On Nhs For Wgs?

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I realise there's already a topic on the HPV vaccine, but on a different tack, can any of the ladies here (or guys that have spoken with ladies about this) tell me if they've successfully managed to make a case with their GP for getting the Gardasil vaccination, even though they are outside of the licensed age range, given that they are at increased risk of being exposed?

I know of girls in my area that are very interested in getting it, but given the economic climate they don't have £420+ lying around, and even so (if I've understood correctly) a private prescription would still be required. When it comes to their GPs, they are also understandably reluctant to mention what they do for a living if the answer is still going to be 'no'.

(please can this stay on topic - discussing the HPV vaccine with your GP - and not stray into the merits of the vaccine itself, buying it somewhere else for hundreds of pounds, etc.)

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I realise there's already a topic on the HPV vaccine, but on a different tack, can any of the ladies here (or guys that have spoken with ladies about this) tell me if they've successfully managed to make a case with their GP for getting the Gardasil vaccination, even though they are outside of the licensed age range, given that they are at increased risk of being exposed?

I know of girls in my area that are very interested in getting it, but given the economic climate they don't have £420+ lying around, and even so (if I've understood correctly) a private prescription would still be required. When it comes to their GPs, they are also understandably reluctant to mention what they do for a living if the answer is still going to be 'no'.

(please can this stay on topic - discussing the HPV vaccine with your GP - and not stray into the merits of the vaccine itself, buying it somewhere else for hundreds of pounds, etc.)

How can that possibly be? Most the girls I am speaking to are saying it is still has not slowed down significantly from Xmas and NY and I find this to be the truth. A days wages!

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Thanks, but can this stay on topic please? I'm just interested in what has happened when girls have raised this with their GP.

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Thanks, but can this stay on topic please? I'm just interested in what has happened when girls have raised this with their GP.

I would think that girls would be extraordinarily ill-advised to be discussing their career choice with their GP. A GUM clinic is there to provide anonymity etc. A GUM clinic also provides medical specialisation and so if the vaccination was relevant would/should point it out/make it available. I realise (from discussion with WGs) that not all GUM clinics provide Hep B jabs as a matter of course (probably on the grounds of cost and because the girls might not stay in the UK long enough to undergo the full course). My understanding was that the HPV vaccination was only recommended for a limited age group because of the certainty that anyone outside that age group would already have been exposed to HPV (I may be wrong tho'). Is there a doctor or nurse on board?

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Thanks, but can this stay on topic please? I'm just interested in what has happened when girls have raised this with their GP.

LOL I thought commenting on something you have written IS on topic.

I will not try and get it on the NHS if I decide to get the jabs done (will see my GP on Monday) as I think why the hell should the tax payer pay for something when I earn over £100 an hour. B)

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I realise there's already a topic on the HPV vaccine, but on a different tack, can any of the ladies here (or guys that have spoken with ladies about this) tell me if they've successfully managed to make a case with their GP for getting the Gardasil vaccination, even though they are outside of the licensed age range, given that they are at increased risk of being exposed?

I know of girls in my area that are very interested in getting it, but given the economic climate they don't have £420+ lying around, and even so (if I've understood correctly) a private prescription would still be required. When it comes to their GPs, they are also understandably reluctant to mention what they do for a living if the answer is still going to be 'no'.

(please can this stay on topic - discussing the HPV vaccine with your GP - and not stray into the merits of the vaccine itself, buying it somewhere else for hundreds of pounds, etc.)

Its tough times indeed, and I often dont have the £700 a year car Insurance policy or business insurance etc lying around, but I still have find it!:unsure:

And I dont earn £80 - £100 per hour either !:D:(

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You don't need to see a GP. Any decent private clinic (most are walk-in) will provide it for the relevant fee.

Also men can have it (technically off label but it works exactly the same way).

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You don't need to see a GP. Any decent private clinic (most are walk-in) will provide it for the relevant fee.

Also men can have it (technically off label but it works exactly the same way).

PS - at a private clinic you can give any name you want and pay cash if you want 100% discretion.

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Any girl under either 26 or 27 can request it from a GP. There is no need to mention your occupation, all you need to say is that you are concerned about genital warts and cervical cancer and would like the vaccine. A lot of GPs are not stocking this vaccine, but some still are.

I would think that girls would be extraordinarily ill-advised to be discussing their career choice with their GP. A GUM clinic is there to provide anonymity etc. A GUM clinic also provides medical specialisation and so if the vaccination was relevant would/should point it out/make it available. I realise (from discussion with WGs) that not all GUM clinics provide Hep B jabs as a matter of course (probably on the grounds of cost and because the girls might not stay in the UK long enough to undergo the full course). My understanding was that the HPV vaccination was only recommended for a limited age group because of the certainty that anyone outside that age group would already have been exposed to HPV (I may be wrong tho'). Is there a doctor or nurse on board?

Yes, it is correct that those over 26/27 are likely to have been exposed to HPV and developed their own natural immunity.

As for getting the vaccine done anonymously I would strongly not recommend this. As with any vaccine there are contraindications which the prescriber can only be made aware of if they know who you are and have your medical history and correct information, information which may not be of concern to a lay person, but may be of relevance to a medical professional.

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Do you really think these clinics are unprofessional? Of course they ask for medical history - but not under your real name!

Look at their websites - they often have very well qualified staff (Oxford and Cambridge University Medical School etc).

Really - how can you give advice like that? Anonymity is not incompatible with good medical practice.

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Do you really think these clinics are unprofessional? Of course they ask for medical history - but not under your real name!

Look at their websites - they often have very well qualified staff (Oxford and Cambridge University Medical School etc).

Really - how can you give advice like that? Anonymity is not incompatible with good medical practice.

I never questioned their professionalism - I merely stated that things can be missed. If you are able to remember every element of your medical hx then good for you.

I don't need to go looking at websites.. And nor does it matter where the staff come from, they're all accredited and regulated by the same bodies. Tends to be nurses who administer vaccines, and I've never come across a nurse who trained at Oxford or Cambridge (you never will, they don't!)... If you're going to lambast me get your facts right first.

How can I give advice like that....??!! What! How utterly rude! We are all entitled to our say, and the letters after my (real) name suggest I am qualified enough to give advice on this subject and put my two cents in!

Anyway, this has gone off topic now... (sorry! this just made me :angry: )

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