Proof that the HPV vaccine is working

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update… 

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 15.53.53Good news for parents of daughters who have received the HPV vaccine to reduce their risk of cervical cancer: we already have proof that the programme is making a difference. Prior to the vaccine being introduced, a survey showed around 1 in 5 sexually active girls aged 16 to 18 were infected with at least one of the two HPV types included in vaccines. A recent survey has shown that the prevalence has dropped to 1 in 15.

One Response to Proof that the HPV vaccine is working

  1. Sandra says:

    great news. As a School Nurse I have administered this immunisation for the last 6 years.

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