HPV Vaccination Programme and Information Campaign must be supported - Louise O'Reilly TD
Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson Deputy Louise O’Reilly has called for a high profile roll-out of the information campaign to support the HPV Vaccination Programme.
Deputy O’Reilly said:
“It behoves us as politicians to support health campaigns that aim to improve the health and well being of people across the State. The HPV Vaccination Programme and Information Campaign is no different.
“We have a chance to eradicate cervical cancer and the vaccine saves lives by preventing the most common strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer.
“Therefore, it is vital that the correct information is circulated and promoted in order to seize on this chance.
“On issues such this where the medical evidence of the benefits of the vaccine are as apparent as they are overwhelming we need to defer to that medical evidence and the medical professionals.
“One of the most important things we can do is to support the HPV Vaccination Programme and Information Campaign to enable parents to take a fully informed decision concerning HPV vaccination with their GPs.
“Above all, what we do know is that the HPV vaccine works and saves lives and therefore deserves our support.”