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Human papillomavirus vaccination service clinical update

This course is designed to provide an annual clinical update on Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations.

This training must be used in combination with the practical courses (basic life support, anaphylaxis and practical vaccination skills) you are required to complete in order to make a declaration of competence in the area of influenza vaccination.

This clinical update should be completed annually so with your permission we will remind you in 11 months time that this training is again due for completion.

On successful completion of the quiz at the end, we will add a certificate of completion to your Pharmacy in Practice learning dashboard. We will also award you a one-hour CPD achievement. This will also be stored as a record of achievement within your Pharmacy in Practice dashboard.

Learning objectives for this module include the following:

  • We will help you understand the clinically relevant background information about Human papillomavirus (HPV) including the following:
    • Origin.
    • Epidemiology.
    • Signs and symptoms.
    • Transmission.
    • Risk factors.
    • Screening for HPV.
    • Complications.
    • Pregnant women and neonates.
    • Low Risk HPV Infection.
    • Anogenital Warts – Condyloma acuminata.
    • Complications – Cervical Cancer.
  • We will learn about the vaccines currently used to protect people. We will look at the following aspects of the vaccines:
    • The different vaccines currently licensed.
    • Mecahnism of action.
    • Real world efficacy.
    • Variants and vaccine efficacy.
    • Allergy.
    • Vaccine warnings.
    • Co-administration with other vaccines.
    • Dosing schedule.
    • Duration of protection.
    • National Immunisation Programme.
    • Vaccine storage.
    • Administration of the vaccines.
    • Adverse events.
  • We know that people accessing your HPV vaccination services may have many questions so we have curated a list of frequently asked questions. We will pre-empt some of the questions that patients may ask.

Please read our CPD disclaimer before enrolling. We recommend that you consult the BNF or the specific summary of product characteristics for dosing decisions.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 60 minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course Instructor


Vaccination online updates

1 year of access

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