The HPV vaccine protects girls from developing cervical cancer when they grow up.
300 Irish women get cervical cancer every year, and 90 of those women will die from the illness. Thankfully many of these deaths should become a thing of the past.
Thanks to the HPV vaccine these daughters, mothers, wives, sisters and loved ones can live long and fulfilling lives without fear of cervical cancer. We know the vaccine works and we know it works very well. In Australia which was one of the first countries to introduce HPV vaccine they have seen a decrease of more than 50% in rates of pre cancer of the cervix over the last ten years.
Over 220,000 Irish girls have safely received the HPV vaccine and over 200 million doses of the HPV vaccine have been given around the world. No serious side effects in any country can be scientifically attributed to this vaccine.