HPV Vaccine - Infographic

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HPV Vaccine

Protects against Human Papillomavirus strains which cause cervical cancer.

It is the most common cancer in women aged under 35.

850 people die from cervical cancer each year.

The vaccine is 99% effective and targets HPV types 6, 11, 16 and 18.

Dose 1 is given to girls aged 12-13 in school year 8.

Dose 2 is given 6-12 months later.

HPV vaccine to be offered to boys in school in 2019.

Currently available from GUM clinics for men having sex with men.


Page last updated Wednesday, January 4, 2023