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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Joint effort to improve cervical screening rates

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Pegasus Health and ScreenSouth are working together on a coordinated approach to improving cervical screening coverage for eligible women across Canterbury. Louise McCarthy, General Manager at ScreenSouth , explains the motivation behind this collaboration. “Due to COVID impact and a persistent equity gap in cervical screening for Māori, Pasifika, Asian, unscreened and under-screened women, we

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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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