2017/18 HPV vaccination programme starts

300 Irish women get cervical cancer every year, and 90 of those women will die from the illness. The World Health Organization strongly recommends HPV vaccine to protect girls from developing cervical cancer.

The HSE HPV school vaccination teams are now visiting second level schools to offer HPV vaccine to 1st year girls.

Older school girls who missed the vaccine can still be vaccinated– they should contact the HSE school vaccination teams.

For more information see www.hpv.ie

Sarah Teen

This page was added on 12 September 2017