Are you aged 18 to 27? Receive a complimentary HPV vaccination at this location.

Good news: you can now get vaccinated against the HPV virus for free in Groningen. As a young person from Groningen, you may not be very aware of the human papilloma virus, but this highly contagious virus can cause various types of cancer.

You may now think, ‘this virus is far from my bed’, but if you are sexually active, the chances are very high that you will come into contact with HPV.

Vaccination against HPV

If you get vaccinated, you protect yourself and others against HPV. It is not 100 percent protection, but you have a much smaller chance of cancer from the virus. For good protection you need two vaccinations with at least 5 months in between.

Here you can get a free vaccination in Groningen

This year (2023) the vaccine is available free of charge for every Groningen young person between 18 and 27 years old. Good to know: normally a vaccination costs between 125 euros and 150 euros. If you get the vaccinations this year, you will save about 300 euros.

So if you were born between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2003, you can get a free vaccination at GGD locations in Appingedam, Groningen, Hoogezand, Stadskanaal, Scheemda, Uithuizen and Veendam.

You can through this site make an appointment. Five months after your first vaccination you will automatically receive a reminder to make an appointment for your second vaccination.

  • Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
    Pricing without an appointment from 13:00
  • Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
    Pricing without an appointment from 13:00
  • Friday March 31 and Saturday April 1: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm
    Pricing without an appointment from 13:00
  • Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
    Pricing without an appointment from 13:00

What is HPV?

HPV is a virus that can cause several types of cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common of these. Other cancers that the virus can cause include the mouth and throat, vagina, labia, anus and penis.

How do you get HPV?

If you see where HPV can cause cancer, you may also understand how the virus is transmitted from person to person. The virus is transmitted through the hands, skin or mouth when you have sex with someone who is infected. Each year, an estimated 1,100 women and 400 men develop cancer from HPV.

(Bron: GGD in RIVM)

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