General vaccination of girls against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been started in Island
Published: 29.09.11 Updated: 29.09.2011 10:56:29
The Island’s Directorate of Health
has started distribution of the vaccine against HPV on the 15th of September 2011, targeting 12-13 year old girls (7 and 8 schoolyear). Vaccine will be delivered through the primary health care.
Girls will recieve 3 doses of Cervarix vaccine (manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline) within the 6-12 months period. Parents and guardians have been informed about vaccination by letter.