The HSE vaccination teams will visit schools in the coming weeks to provide HPV vaccine.
If your daughter missed out on the first dose of HPV vaccine in September it is not too late for her to be vaccinated with this safe and effective vaccine.
Worldwide, the overwhelming majority of side effects after HPV vaccine are mild conditions commonly seen when you vaccinate teenagers. The same pattern of side effects has been reported in Ireland.
There has been no increase in the rates of any serious long term condition including autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue syndrome in vaccinated girls.
In Australia where the vaccine programme commenced in 2007 the HPV vaccine has prevented 1 in every 2 cervical cancers.
The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly recommends the HPV vaccine to prevent cancer and the vaccine is most effective when given to girls aged 12 to 13 years of age.
For more information see www.hpv.ie
This page was added on 14 February 2017