The HPV vaccine

An information leaflet for parents and guardians

The HSE has offered the HPV vaccine to all girls in first year in second level schools since 2010 to protect them from cervical cancer in adulthood. HPV vaccine is offered to this age group because the response to the vaccine is best at this age.

The vaccine is recommended by

  • the World Health Organization
  • the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • the National Immunisation Advisory Committee 

Some parents have concerns about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

Click here to download a leaflet from the HSE which contains information to answer your questions and also tells you where you can get further information.