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Private Vaccinations For Punters

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I am thinking of getting the HPV and HBV vaccines, (possibly combined with HCV).

Men don't get the HPV vaccines on the NHS of course - or the HBV where I live - and I wouldn't save anything by explaining why I want them to my village GP, so I would appreciate any info on the private clinics such as:

  1. How do I know a clinic is reputable?
  2. Do the prices differ from one clinic to another?
  3. Gardasil vs others, (benefits and possible side effects
    [*}Timescale involved, (in getting both types)

If any punter has had the HBV vaccine on the NHS anywhere near Coventry/Milton Keynes, I might be able to go to another clinic for that.

Many thanks.

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Go talk to your GUM clinic. If you have been sexually active, HPV vaccine is NOT particularly effective - as you will have some antibodies already. Most warts are treatable.

You can get your HBV vaccine through them - just be honest about your sexual practices. The HCV vaccine is still in development.

Hope that helps.

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Go talk to your GUM clinic. If you have been sexually active, HPV vaccine is NOT particularly effective - as you will have some antibodies already. Most warts are treatable.

Thanks for your advice. I did try one NHS clinic.

I've read as much about Gardasil, etc as I can and think, for me, it would be worth having before I get into more F/S punting, etc.

Although I have not had warts, I used to think that they were not a serious concern; but having heard about the links to various types of cancer here and elsewhere, I feel sure they are worth avoiding if possible.

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It's HBV combined with hep A, (HAV?) I am trying to get. Has anyone had this on NHS?

I have not been able to find enough info on vaccines apart from HBV.

Any Advice, AA5B?

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I'm not an expert, nor connected with any clinic. If I mention any vaccine name I get banned because this site thinks I am trying to sell something. :(

There are many types of HPV, it's unlikely that you have been exposed to all four of the dangerous ones that vaccine X protects against. There is no harm in having it (other than usual vaccine risks). Treatment for warts is not pleasant (not that I had ever needed it). They can re-occur.

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"Bump"

It's HBV combined with hep A, (HAV?) I am trying to get. Has anyone had this on NHS?

I have not been able to find enough info on vaccines apart from HBV.

Any Advice, AA5B?

I think you can get Hep A vaccine from your GP FOC (e.g. if you are travelling to certain countries where the risk is higher for transmission through water etc...) - it has been a while now, so maybe it is not free anymore.

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AA5B,

As far as HBV is concerned, there's no need to mention any brand names because I know which vaccine I would need. I even have a clinic in mind; I'm just unsure how to verify that it is reputable.

Apparently they used to have a link in the support section of 'Saafe'. They also have an online forum which provides advice to punters.

What I don't know is how much I should be prepared to pay for a private combined hepatitis vaccine. I'm sure it is worthwhile; but I wouldn't want to get "ripped off", not least because I feel this would raise other concerns about the establishment.

I think you can get Hep A vaccine from your GP FOC (e.g. if you are travelling to certain countries where the risk is higher for transmission through water etc...)

I'm registered with a family GP, so I wouldn't concoct a story about overseas travel because it seems like something which could be idly mentioned to others and cause awkwardness.

I take it you refer to drinking water; as opposed to bathing water?

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