The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls aged 11 to 13 years helps protect against cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is designed to protect against the two types of HPV that can cause over 70% cervical cancer cases. As it does not protect against all other types, regular cervical screening is important. This combination of immunisation and cervical screening offers the best possible protection against cervical cancer. The Immunisation Scotland website provides answers to questions about the HPV vaccine and includes a film with information on the HPV immunisation programme.