Nearly 90%
uptake for HPV
vaccine

According to statistic released by the HSE on Monday, nearly 90% of girls eligible for the HPV vaccination programme in Co Louth have taken it up.

According to statistic released by the HSE on Monday, nearly 90% of girls eligible for the HPV vaccination programme in Co Louth have taken it up.

Following a recommendation from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be given to 12 year old girls, a routine HSE school HPV vaccination programme began in May 2010 for girls in the first year of second level school and age equivalent

in non second level schools. The latest figures show that 89.1% undertook Stage 1 of the vaccination programme in Louth with 88.5% taking the second stage and 87.4% taking the third stage.