HPV vaccine found to be ‘safe and effective’

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe and effective in its protection against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

This is according to a new independent review by the Cochrane Group.

It looked at 26 trials covering 73,428 girls or women and found that the vaccine is particularly effective when administered to those aged 15 to 26.

The researchers looked at the incidence of side effects following the vaccines. They found that a number of people did experience local reactions, but that there were no serious side effects following the vaccine.

Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisations at Public Health England, said: “This study adds to the wealth of growing evidence from around the world which shows that the HPV vaccine is the most effective way for young girls to protect themselves against cervical cancer.”ADNFCR-2094-ID-801846636-ADNFCR