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Ten years on since the start of the HPV vaccine programme – what impact is it having?

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Ten years ago the UK introduced the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination into the national routine programme, which is offered to adolescent girls in secondary school.

Since then, more than ten million doses of HPV vaccine have been given to young women in this country and we’re now at a place where over 80% of women aged 15-24 have received the vaccine. These results are a testament to the hard work of all our doctors, nurses and health visitors.

This means that this generation will be well protected from developing cervical cancer in the future, which is caused by HPVs 99% of the time.

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