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# hpv - Monday 30 September, 2019

'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.

# hpv - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

# hpv - Monday 9 September, 2019

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

# hpv - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

# hpv - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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.

Family of Laura Brennan say today is a 'bittersweet day' as the HPV vaccine is extended to boys

First-year students will be able to get the HPV vaccine this September.

# hpv - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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.

# hpv - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

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.

# hpv - Monday 12 August, 2019

New test could make it easier to predict women's risk of developing cervical cancer

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

# hpv - Sunday 11 August, 2019

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 - Monday 8 July, 2019

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 - Monday 1 July, 2019

Simon Harris calls on TDs to support his motion tackling vaccine 'myths'

Simon Harris has called for cross party support for the motion.

# hpv - Thursday 27 June, 2019

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.

# hpv - Friday 21 June, 2019

Unions claim rollout of HPV vaccine for boys is in doubt over staffing levels within the HSE

Health Minister Simon Harris said the programme would go ahead in September as planned.

# hpv - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Raw and needless cruelty': CervicalCheck cases 'a no-win situation' for all involved

Yesterday Ruth Morrissey said she hopes the decision in her case will be a positive thing for other women affected by the scandal.

# hpv - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare

Laura Brennan will be laid to rest following the service in Ennis Cathedral this afternoon.

# hpv - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

# hpv - Monday 11 March, 2019

'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70%

This marks an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

# hpv - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Upscaling rollout of HPV vaccine could 'eliminate' cervical cancer in some countries, study finds

The disease claims the lives of more than 300,000 women every year.

# hpv - Friday 8 February, 2019

CervicalCheck writes to 4,300 women affected by lab error offering them repeat smear test

The HSE has been aware of this error since November but it was only made public two weeks ago.

# hpv - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# hpv - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

# hpv - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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.

# hpv - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority

Two thirds of people don’t realise that males and females are at an equal risk of contracting a HPV infection.

# hpv - Monday 3 September, 2018

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# hpv - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Utter nonsense': Sinn Féin MEP rubbishes reports that she is against vaccinations

Many people on social media have been accusing the MEP of being an anti-vaxxer.

# hpv - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

Shift to HPV testing 'could eliminate cervical cancer in Irish women in a generation'

The change could lead to more cases being detected and more deaths being avoided, experts say.

# hpv - Monday 14 May, 2018

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.

# hpv - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the new HPV test for cervical cancer

The accuracy of HPV testing is significantly higher than liquid based cytology testing, which is the testing used now, and is expected to result in fewer women receiving a false negative result.

# hpv - Saturday 14 April, 2018

'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.

# hpv - Friday 12 January, 2018

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

# hpv - Monday 2 October, 2017

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

# hpv - Friday 29 September, 2017

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.

# hpv - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

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 am grateful I received the HPV vaccine and will be for the rest of my life'

The vaccine has saved thousands of lives worldwide, writes Imogen Sharkey Ochoa.

# hpv - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

'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.

# hpv - Monday 4 September, 2017

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

# hpv - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

# hpv - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

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.

# hpv - Monday 29 May, 2017

Irish women may need fewer smear tests to screen for cervical cancer

Hiqa is recommending a HPV test first instead.

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