HSE Urges Young Local Men & Women To Take Up HPV Vaccine

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 The HSE is urging young men and women in North Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, to get the life-saving HPV vaccine, as the Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up campaign draws to a close in the coming weeks.

The HSE says there are a number of clinics available in the Mid-West until December 31st and that  this will be the last chance for young people who haven’t had the HPV vaccine before to avail of the vaccine for free.

The HSE has a dedicated website  for further information – www.HPV.ie.

As part of the Laura Brennan HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine Catch-Up Programme, the vaccine is available to men, aged 21 and younger and women, aged 24 and younger.

The vaccine protects against the types of HPV that cause approximately 90% of cervical cancers, 90-95% of HPV-related anal cancer, and 90% of genital warts. HPV infection can lead to cancer in men.

Clinics will be held in the Thurles Primary Care Centre on November 20th and December 11th and in the Nenagh Health Centre on December 29th.

Clinics are also available at locations in Limerick city, Ennis, Shannon and Ennistymon.  

Laura Brennan passed away on the 20th March 2019 in University Hospital Limerick – after her diagnosis in 2017 she became a huge advocate for the HPV vaccine and the campaign is named in her memory.