illustration of teenage boy
The HPV Vaccine is for boys and girls1
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70%

of people in Ireland don't know what HPV is2

54%

of people in Ireland think HPV is rare, however most of us will get HPV at some point in our lives2

48%

of people in Ireland are not aware HPV can cause cancer2

What is HPV?

Just like girls, boys can develop HPV cancers as adults3. Immunising boys and girls will help protect them from certain types of HPV infections that may develop into cancers later in life4.
Boys and girls are offered the HPV vaccine in their first year of secondary school.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to find out more

 

Every year in Ireland, up to

130

people

die from HPV related cancers5

 

99%

of cases of
cervical cancer6

HPV

infection causes
almost

5%

of cancers
worldwide7