Press Release

Statement by Minister Harris on the HPV Vaccine

Minister Harris spoke to Minister McGrath on this issue today.

Minister McGrath assured Minister Harris that he supports the new campaign to encourage parents to avail of the HPV vaccine which saves lives and he welcomes the fact the whole purpose of the new campaign is to help inform parents and direct them to medical professionals to have any questions answered and facts provided.

Ministers Harris and McGrath agree that the people qualified to give advice on vaccines are medical professionals and they would encourage parents to take advice from them.

Minister Harris said “the HPV vaccine saves lives and my appeal to parents is simple – get the facts and information from medical experts. Talk to your doctor. Check out HPV.ie.”