Young person’s pragmatic approach to getting the HPV vaccine

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Twelve-year-old Carys Western received her HPV vaccination at her local GP last year. “I knew it was important to get jabbed. I didn’t object to getting it at all. The nurse explained it quite thoroughly. She explained what it would prevent, she was very comforting.” Carys’ mother, Kim Thomas, is a strong advocate for all

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HPV vaccination rates dropping

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Anna Thorpe, Mātanga Hauora Taupori / Population Health Specialist at Pegasus Health, is passionate about the eradication of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of more than 95% of cervical cancer. “The HPV vaccine prevents HPV cancers. The vaccination programme is the first line of defense against cervical cancer. “We know what can be done.

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