HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancer cases

Giving teenagers the HPV vaccine is cutting cases of cervical cancer by 90%, figures for England show.

Scientists say it works so well that this type of cancer could be eradicated in the near future. The study shows the vaccine is most effective when offered to Year 8 students - those aged 12 to 13.  The vaccine also provides protection against genital warts by preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.

 

 

Published: May 16, 2024