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Get your free HPV vaccination without appointment

Published on 04-05-2023 15:17
On 10 May, you can get a free HPV vaccination without an appointment at the UvA Roeterseiland Campus. With 1 vaccination, you are protected against 6 types of cancer. Were you born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2023? Then in 2023 the vaccination is free.
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The HPV virus is a highly contagious virus that can lead to six kinds of cancer. Vaccination against this virus is a good idea for everyone. Both men and women can become infected with HPV and develop HPV-related cancers.

Were you born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2023? Then in 2023 the vaccination is free of cost. You can get your first jab at the Roeterseiland Campus Hall A between 10:00 and 15:00 on 10 May.

To stay protected, you need to jabs at least five months apart. You will automatically receive a reminder to make an appointment five months after your first vaccination.

No long-term side effects

In the Netherlands, more than a million young people have already been vaccinated against HPV. Monitoring for possible side effects takes place continuously. You may feel a bit tired or have some pain in your arm immediately after the jab. There’s a slight chance of fever or nausea. There are no known long-term side effects.

Important to know

  • Remember to bring along valid identification (ID card or passport)
  • You will get the jab in your upper arm. Wear short-sleeved or loose-fitting tops with sleeves that you can roll up easily
  • Feeling nervous? Let the person giving you the jab know, so they can make it easier for you

For more information see the Amsterdam Public Health ServiceExternal link website.