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Cancer jab programme enters third year

Thu, 15 Sep 2011


Cervical cancer vaccines for school girls on the Island will continue later this month.

It'll be the third year the Department of Health has offered the jab.

The programme targets girls in school year 8, protecting them against HPV, which causes around 99% of cervical cancer cases.

Uptake for the vaccine on the Island has been around 83% in previous years.

The Department says it's like to see the percentage increase, and has been raising awareness of the virus and vaccine amongst pupils and their parents.

The latest programme begins at Ramsey Grammar School on September 21st

 

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