Yes – it is very important that girls who have received the HPV vaccine still attend for cervical screening.
The vaccine protects against 7 out of 10 cervical cancers, so it is still important for girls to have regular smear tests when they are adults. This is why, with consent, we will share her vaccination details with CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme.
The HPV vaccine will protect girls from developing cervical cancer when they are adults and is available free of charge from the HSE.
Copies of the HPV Information Materials are available to download for parents of girls in 1st year of second level schools or equivalent aged girls in special schools.