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# hpv - This year 2022

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval
# HPV
# HPV

Catchup programme for HPV vaccine receives approval

May 21st 2022, 3:58 PM 10,135 Views 2 Comments

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
# Laura Brennan
# Laura Brennan

'She saved thousands of lives': Documentary pays tribute to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Mar 26th 2022, 9:00 PM 26,502 Views 4 Comments

The radio documentary features tributes to Laura from former Health Minister Simon Harris and Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

# hpv - Last year 2021

Cervarix HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by almost 90%, new study says
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Cervarix HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by almost 90%, new study says

Nov 4th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,981 Views 10 Comments

The study’s authors said they hope the result encourage more people to get the jab

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire
# Cancer Screening
# Cancer Screening

Almost 200 HPV-positive smears through CervicalCheck need repeat test after samples expire

Jul 19th 2021, 9:23 AM 30,389 Views 27 Comments

The samples expired after an increase in the number of cervical smear samples being sent in.

# hpv - All time

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Sep 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 16,638 Views 31 Comments

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

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

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

Updated Sep 10th 2019, 3:47 PM 16,203 Views 138 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,759 Views 123 Comments

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

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work
# Remuneration
# Remuneration

Minister commits to paying patient advocates for their time and work

Aug 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,523 Views 6 Comments

A new remuneration policy will be announced next month.

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Aug 27th 2019, 4:02 PM 8,617 Views 65 Comments

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
# HPV
# HPV

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

Aug 27th 2019, 12:10 PM 21,957 Views 11 Comments

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

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

Aug 21st 2019, 6:15 AM 7,711 Views 31 Comments

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
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Most Irish adults don't understand what HPV is, says new study

Aug 20th 2019, 8:46 AM 18,969 Views 58 Comments

The study comes as boys are to be included in the national HPV immunisation programme.

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

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

Aug 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,107 Views 12 Comments

Some 99% of cervical cancers are caused by HPV.

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Explainer: The HPV vaccine is free for boys from next month - here's why that's important

Aug 11th 2019, 12:05 AM 31,298 Views 55 Comments

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
# Vaccine Rates
# Vaccine Rates

HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin

Jul 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,527 Views 55 Comments

The substantial variation needs further investigation, the report says.

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

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

Jul 1st 2019, 8:00 AM 17,502 Views 188 Comments

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

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

HPV: Major new study shows cancer-causing virus 'significantly reduced' after vaccine

Jun 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 9,641 Views 13 Comments

Two types of HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancers were significantly reduced after vaccination.

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

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

Jun 21st 2019, 6:38 PM 8,084 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

May 4th 2019, 7:15 AM 7,894 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 1:01 PM 27,749 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:42 PM 103,128 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 11th 2019, 1:56 PM 10,612 Views 41 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 6,161 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 8th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,352 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,883 Views 32 Comments

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

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

HPV test won't be rolled out until next year

Sep 19th 2018, 9:26 PM 10,516 Views 26 Comments

The test was previously expected to be introduced this autumn.

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Sinn Féin's presidential hopeful didn't 'flip flop' on HPV vaccine but admits 'naivety' in interview

Sep 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 21,943 Views 101 Comments

Liadh Ní Riada’s latest comments come ahead of a HSE update on vaccine uptake rates due today.

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

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

Sep 4th 2018, 8:38 AM 10,624 Views 37 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,548 Views 130 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 17,392 Views 54 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 10th 2018, 2:11 PM 10,255 Views 33 Comments

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

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests
# Cervical Check
# Cervical Check

It's been a worrying two weeks - but please don't stop getting smear tests

May 14th 2018, 1:27 PM 19,363 Views 12 Comments

Professor of Gynaecological Oncology at UCD on why it’s vital for women to continue with the cervical screening programme right now.

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

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

May 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 26,404 Views 7 Comments

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.

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'
# Cervical Cancer
# Cervical Cancer

'In their eyes I'll see pain... because their daughter is deteriorating in front of them'

Apr 14th 2018, 2:01 PM 41,831 Views 47 Comments

Laura Brennan from Co Clare spoke about living with incurable cervical cancer, and why she wanted to feature in the HPV vaccine campaign.

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

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

Jan 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,616 Views 85 Comments

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.

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
# Misinformed
# Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Oct 2nd 2017, 12:40 PM 25,059 Views 65 Comments

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

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

FactCheck: Is the Bishop of Waterford right to say the HPV vaccine is '70% safe'?

Sep 29th 2017, 6:00 AM 27,057 Views 106 Comments

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.

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the reported side effects of the HPV vaccine do NOT outweigh the proven benefits

Sep 6th 2017, 5:15 PM 155,185 Views 263 Comments

Following controversy over Super Junior Minister Finian McGrath’s comments about the vaccine, TheJournal.ie republishes this Factcheck.

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

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

Sep 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 8,882 Views 142 Comments

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

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil
# Vaccine Controversy
# Vaccine Controversy

'I wouldn't dare say don't take the vaccine': TDs on why they've asked questions about HPV in Dáil

Sep 5th 2017, 7:05 AM 20,365 Views 96 Comments

With HPV high on the agenda, we spoke to TDs who’ve raised the issue in the Dáil chamber.

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