Girls urged to have cervical cancer jabs

The Southern Daily Echo

United Kingdom
January 25, 2010

HAMPSHIRE’S teenage girls are being urged to continue their fight against cervical cancer and get all three jabs.

To mark European Cervical Cancer Week nurses are running special evening clinics for girls who have received their first vaccine against the disease but who have missed their second and third.

Many girls across Southampton aged between 16 and 19 have had their first human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) at school, college or university, but have failed to get the remaining two jabs.

So Southampton Community Healthcare’s HPV nurses have launched these special clinics to ensure as many girls as possible receive the full HPV vaccine programme.

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.