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Marie Keating Foundation Urges Parents To Facilitate HPV Vaccination Of First Years.

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The vaccine is available to all students aged 12 and 13.

The Marie Keating Foundation is urging the parents of First Year students to facilitate their HPV vaccinations.

The most common cancer caused by the HPV virus is cervical cancer.

However, the HPV virus affects boys too through male HPV related cancers of the anus, throat, and penis.

The vaccination was included national immunisation programme in 2019 and the HPV vaccine most effective when given at the age of 12 to 13 years.

It continues to provide protection throughout adulthood

Bernie Carter is Assistant Director of Nursing Service at the foundation.

She joined Clem Ryan on Thursday's edition of Kildare Today



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