Grade 8 girls in Niagara are offered the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, free of charge through school-based immunization clinics.
The vaccination will help protect against cervical cancer and genital warts. Almost all cervical cancers are caused by an HPV infection.
The HPV vaccine is an important medical advancement that makes cervical cancer a preventable disease.
Your child's teacher will send an information package home with your daughter in September containing:
HPV - Protect Your Future is a video about HPV and cervical cancer shown to Grade 8 classes across Niagara (11 min.).
Talk to your doctor today if you have any questions or concerns about the vaccine.