Girls urged to have jab

FEMALES aged 14-22 who think they may have missed the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) are being asked to contact their GP to ensure they receive the injection.

The HPV vaccine protects against the two types of human papilloma virus (HPV) that cause 70 per cent of cervical cancers.

To get the best protection, a course of three injections is given. NHS Lincolnshire is calling for girls that think they may not have had all three injections to have these outstanding HPV vaccine doses now.

Janine Rayfield, Nurse Consultant Public Protection for NHS Lincolnshire, said: “It is important that females between the ages of 14-22 who think they may not have had all three HPV injections contact their GP surgery.

“Girls can arrange to complete their course of three injections which will give them the best possible protection against cervical cancer causing viruses. Doses may have been missed for a variety of reasons but what’s important is it’s not too late.”

More information on the catch up programme can be found at