HPV vaccine catch-up programme

This month eligible people who are aged 16 and older can register to receive a HPV vaccine. From early 2023, the programme will be open to all eligible people.

Initial vaccination clinics will being on Monday 12th December with additional clinics being added throughout 2023.

Students in their first year of secondary school are offered the HPV vaccine as part of the school vaccination programme.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/schoolprog/hpv/

HPV infection can cause cancer of the:

  • cervix
  • vulva (the area surrounding the opening of the vagina)
  • vagina
  • anus
  • oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth)
  • penis

HPV infection can also cause genital warts in both girls and boys. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the HPV vaccine is extremely safe. If you have questions about the HPV vaccine, talk to a trusted health professional like your GP

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