GPs welcome NI HPV jab programme

GPs have welcomed the Northern Ireland CMO's announcement that the HPV vaccination should be offered to all 12 and 13-year-old girls.

Dr Brian Dunn, chairman of Northern Ireland GPC, said: ‘This is an important public health measure and we would encourage all girls in this age group to take up the offer of vaccination.

‘We are also pleased to see that this programme will be extended via the GP network to the wider teenage age group in Northern Ireland.’

The UK vaccination programme starts this month.

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