September 4, 2008
Cancer Campaign Launches
THE campaign to vaccinate young girls against a virus that causes cervical cancer starts on Merseyside today Health chiefs said it could cut cases of cervical cancer in the region by nearly three- quarters.
In Knowsley, which currently has the third highest incidence rate of cervical cancer in the north west, Dr Diana Forrest, Director of Public Health, said: "New cases have been falling for years thanks to the national cervical cancer screening programme."
The HPV vaccine will protect against the two types of HPV, types 16 and 18.
For information check www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Vaccines/HPV
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