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# HPV vaccine

This year
HPV vaccine catch-up scheme expanded to include young men up to 22nd birthday
The vaccine can prevent infection leading to multiple types of cancer, including cervical cancer.
Last year
Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
It will be available to women up to the age of 25 years who have left secondary school and who did not receive it previously.
'She saved thousands of lives': Documentary pays tribute to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan
The radio documentary features tributes to Laura from former Health Minister Simon Harris and Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
NIAC asked to advise on HPV vaccine catch-up programme for those who missed out in past 2 years
The Health Minister has asked the advisory group about a catch-up rollout for secondary students have missed out on the vaccine due to the pandemic.
All time
Cervarix HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by almost 90%, new study says
The study’s authors said they hope the result encourage more people to get the jab
Garda and GAA coach diagnosed with neck cancer talks about the importance of the HPV vaccine
“I’m a walking reason why people should get it,” Eoin Roach from Celbridge in Co Kildare said.
Ciara Kelly calls for Medical Council reform after 'vexatious' complaints over HPV vaccine support
The Medical Council said that upcoming legislation will reform the complaints process.
'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls
Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.
7 questions you might have about the HPV vaccine, answered by an expert
From tips for reducing nerves to exactly what the vaccine protects against.
Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.
Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week
The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.
Most Irish adults don't understand what HPV is, says new study
The study comes as boys are to be included in the national HPV immunisation programme.
Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
Over 500 cases of cancer associated with the HPV infection are diagnosed every year in Ireland.
HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin
The substantial variation needs further investigation, the report says.
HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine
Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.
Here's how you can help to carry on Laura Brennan's legacy
The HPV vaccine campaigner passed away this week.
'You can't really dwell on questions': How Laura Brennan used her terminal cancer to help others
The 26 year-old died of cancer in Limerick yesterday.
Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.
HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.
Parents urged to ask medical professionals about HPV vaccine instead of relying on 'misinformation'
The HSE launched a vaccine information campaign today, confirming two in three women are now being inoculated against the HPV virus.
Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview
Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.
Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.
Should we extend the HPV vaccine to boys? Public asked to give their views
The government is in favour of extending the free HPV vaccine scheme to school boys.
It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests
Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.
'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'
Laura Brennan from Co Clare spoke about living with incurable cervical cancer, and why she wanted to feature in the HPV vaccine campaign.
What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.
'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine
The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.
Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases
No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.
Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.
'Ill-informed, dangerous': Priests ask bishop to withdraw HPV vaccine comments
When asked about the issue, Minister Simon Harris said too much time had been given to the bishop’s HPV vaccine comments.
FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
Bishop Phonsie Cullinan said the vaccine could encourage sexual activity. We can’t factcheck that – but we can say his ’70% safe’ claim is FALSE.
Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later
The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.
FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, republishes this Factcheck.
'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.
Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments
Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.
Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.
'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back
Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.
Most schools with low uptake rate of HPV vaccine are disadvantaged - study
The study examined 577 schools across the country and analysed figures from the 2013/2014 academic year.
Study to begin on rolling out free HPV vaccine scheme to boys
The HPV virus can lead to cervical, penile and throat cancer in some cases.
Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears
There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.