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HPV vaccine uptake drops

Tue, 30 Jan 2018

The percentage of girls receiving the HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer has fallen to its lowest level since being introduced in 2010.

The Department of Health and Social Care revealed 84.2% of the 430 girls eligible for the vaccination received it in 2016 - the most recent figures that have been made available.

84.9% received the jab in the first year it was introduced, but since then it's dipped below 90% just once before 2016.

Since 2010, 2803 of the 3146 girls offered the vaccine have received either the Cervarix or Gardasil vaccine.

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