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

You may be thinking now, ‘this virus is a far-from-my -bedshow’, but if you are sexually active, there is a very good chance that you will come into contact with HPV.

Vaccination against HPV

    If you get vaccinated, you protect yourself and others against HPV. It is no 100 percent protection, but you have a much smaller chance of cancer from the virus. For good protection you need two vaccinations with a minimum of 5 months in between.

    Here you can get a free vaccination in The Hague

      The vaccine is this year (2022) free of charge obtain for every young person in The Hague between the 17 and 68 year. Good to know: normally a vaccination costs between 125 euros and 150 euros. If you get the vaccinations this year, you save about 300 euros.

      So were you born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1996, then you can get a free vaccination at

      • The Hague, Haagse Hogeschool Thursday 6 April from 9: 00-17: hours, Location: Innovation Playground Haagse Hogeschool
        The Hague, InHolland University Thursday 23 March by 05: 05–15: 05 hours, Location: Mauritszaal

    You can access 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.

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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. Every year an estimated 1.87 Women and 400 men’s cancer due to HPV.

(Source: GGD and RIVM)

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