The programme aims to vaccinate on an annual basis all 12 to 13 year old girls with HPV by targeting girls in first year in second level schools and age equivalent in special schools and home schooled students.
Information materials for parents are available in the HPV school section
To read more about HPV please visit the following pages
The following information materials are available for healthcare professionals carrying out this programme.
Post Vaccination Advice
Click on the link you require to download the document.
Please note you will be leaving www.immunisation.ie when you click the SPC and PIL links
More Information about HPV can be found at the following websites:
Gardasil safety reports
- WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine safety Statement on Safety of HPV vaccines 17/12/2015 available at http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/GACVS_HPV_statement_17Dec2015.pdf?ua=1
- EMA .HPV vaccines: EMA confirms evidence does not support that they cause CRPS or POTS EMA/788882/2015 12 January 2016, available at http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Referrals_document/HPV_vaccines_20/European_Commission_final_decision/WC500196773.pdf
- Post-licensure data for Gardasil distributed in the United States from 2006 to end of 2008 was published in JAMA2009. Slade BA, Leidel L, Vellozzi C, Woo EJ, Hua W, Sutherland A, Izurieta HS, Ball R, Miller N, Braun MM, Markowitz LE, Iskander J. Postlicensure safety surveillance for quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine. JAMA. 2009 Aug 19;302(7):750-7 (available at http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/302/7/750)
- The Irish Medicines Board published a report on the first year of the HPV vaccination programme in Ireland. Overview of national monitoring experience with Gardasil. 19 July 2011. (available at http://www.hpra.ie/docs/default-source/Safety-Notices/imb_gardasil_webupdate_19jul2011.pdf)
- World Health Organization, Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety. Update on human papillomavirus vaccines. Weekly Epidemiological Record 2013 29 309-312. (available at http://www.who.int/wer/2013/wer8829.pdf)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Girls, 2007-2013, and Postlicensure Vaccine Safety Monitoring, 2006-2014 -- United States. MMWR 2014; 63 (29) 620-624 available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6329.pdf
- Arnheim-Dahlström L, Pasternak B, Svanström H, Sparén P and Hviid A. Autoimmune, neurological, and venous thromboembolic adverse events after immunisation of adolescent girls with quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in Denmark and Sweden: cohort study. BMJ 2013;347:f5906 (available at http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5906)
- An Overview of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety 2006 to 2015 Vichin M, Bonanni P, Klein N, Garland S, Block S, Kjaer S Sings H, Perez G, Haupt R, Saah A, Lievano F, Velicer C, Drury R and Kuter B An Overview of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety 2006 to 2015. PIDJ 2015; 34(9) 983 -1007 available at http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Fulltext/2015/09000/An_Overview_of_Quadrivalent_Human_Papillomavirus.17.aspx
- Copy of Prof Margaret Stanleys presentation titled HPV VLP Vaccine Development and Impact. Prof Stanley spoke to an audience on the 31st August 2010.