Prof Ian Frazer said cervical cancer can be eradicated by public health programmes similar to the one against polio.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The health programme against cervical cancer in Australia is so successful that it is expected that within 10 years, no women will be developing the c(...)

The “first dose uptake” of the HPV vaccine increased to an estimated 61.7 per cent in 2017-2018 from 55.8 per cent in 2016-2017. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

A targeted social media campaign has been cited as one of the reasons why Ireland managed to turn around a sharp drop in the number of teenage girls r(...)

Research by the Cochrane Review scientific network confirms that the human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) is very effective in reducing cases of cervical cancer. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, p(...)

In 2014, there was an 86 per cent take up of the HPV vaccination in Ireland among eligible schoolgirls in Ireland. Last year, just half of those elig(...)

Take-up of the HPV vaccine has fallen from 86 per cent in 2014 to 50 per cent last year. Photograph: iStock

In secondary schools across the country, HPV vaccinations have been taking place for girls in first year. What started out as a success story in 2010(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

Prof Mary Horgan, a consultant in infectious diseases at Cork University Hospital said that while the patch was at very early clinical trial stage, the big benefit would be that it is self-applied, and eliminates “needle phobia”. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

An easy-to-use flu vaccine patch has successfully passed early human trials, raising the prospect of an end to sometimes painful flu vaccination admin(...)

Flu vaccine uptake among Irish health workers “low compared with US and UK”. Photograph: Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images

Giving nurses chocolates and entering them into draws for iPads may help boost immunisation levels among healthcare workers across the State, a publi(...)

Irish babies are at risk of contracting measles if parents continue to show complacency towards vaccines, the HSE has warned. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Irish babies are at risk of contracting measles, with a high chance of complications including death, if parents continue to show complacency towards (...)

A doctor gives an HPV vaccination to a teenage girl.  Thousands of schoolgirls who did not get the cervical cancer vaccine last autumn are to be offered a second chance to receive it in the coming weeks. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Thousands of schoolgirls who did not get the cervical cancer vaccine last autumn are to be offered a second chance to receive it in the coming weeks, (...)

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