The Gardasil HPV vaccine is routinely used in Scotland and is safe for everybody. The vaccine has been given safely to over 80 million people in 84 countries. It meets the high safety standards needed for it to be used in the UK.
The HPV vaccine is normally given as a series of two injections into the upper arm.
Pupils who get their first vaccination dose over the age of 15 will need to have three injections.