Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme Factsheet for healthcare professionals

Date: 
16 May 2017
Source: 
Public Health Agency
Audience: 
Professionals
Type of resource: 
Leaflet

In 2008, following advice received from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), the HPV vaccine was introduced into the routine childhood immunisation programme in Northern Ireland and since has been offered routinely to all 12 to 13 year old females (school year 9). HPV vaccines protect against certain cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, including cervical cancer.