The HSE has launched a new campaign to encourage people to girls to avail of the life saving HPV vaccine.
Each year in Ireland, 300 women will develop cervical cancer, and 90 women will die from the illness. The HPV vaccine can prevent many of these deaths.
Recently, scientifically incorrect information has been shared that suggests the HPV vaccine causes harm to girls. These claims are untrue and and are not backed by scientific evidence. No serious side effects have been linked to the vaccine.
The vaccine is endorsed by the World Health Organisation, the HSE, the Irish Cancer Society, the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP), the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and a wide range of organisations who are part of the HPV Vaccine Alliance.