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HPV Immunisations

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The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common virus that is spread through intimate skin to skin contract. Most people become infected at some time during their life. Most HPV infections will resolve on their own and don’t cause any further problems. Sometimes however, they don’t get better, causing cell changes in the body that can lead to genital warts and various types of cancer in later life.

The HPV Immunisation works by causing the body’s immune system to produce antibodies against the HPV virus.

The HPV immunisations are highly effective in preventing infection from the HPV types that are most likely to cause cancer and genital warts.

This vaccine will be offered to students as part of a school based programme and we will directly contact those who fall outside of this programme.

This is a free vaccine for those within the age group.

Dr Andrew McLeod

Andrew has worked at the Wanaka Medical since 1985 and is a director of Wanaka Medical. Andrew has a wide…

Dr Nikki Vadgama

Nikki qualified from Royal London School of Medicine in 1999 and came to NZ in 2001. Having worked in various…

Dr Catriona Austin

Catriona graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 2005 and travelled the world in search of adventure before settling in…