The HPV vaccine protects girls from developing cervical cancer when they grow up.
The HPV vaccine prevents 7 out of 10 cervical cancers. The vaccine works best when given at the age of 12 to 13 years.
WHO states the HPV vaccine is extremely safe and should be offered to all girls to prevent cervical cancer.
300 Irish women get cervical cancer every year, and 90 of those women will die from cervical cancer. The best way of preventing cervical cancer is for girls to get the HPV vaccine through the HSE school programme.
This year 2 out of every 3 girls have received the HPV vaccine as part of the school programme.
We are now offering a catch up programme for girls in school who have missed the vaccine.
If you would like your daughter to have the vaccine contact your local school team http://bit.ly/HPVPhone.
If you are looking for information about HPV please visit www.hpv.ie the only HPV related website formally accredited by the World Health Organization.
If you have questions about HPV speak to a trusted health professional like your GP or Pharmacist.