Hundreds saved from cervical cancer by vaccine
The Independent|November 04, 2021
Hundreds of women have been protected from cervical cancer thanks to a national vaccination campaign, new research has found.
REBECCA THOMAS

Hundreds of women have been protected from cervical cancer thanks to a national vaccination campaign, new research has found.

The study, by Kings College London and published in The Lancet, said rates of cervical cancer in women who had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine between the ages of 12 and 13 were 87 per cent lower than unvaccinated women.

In women aged 14 to 16, cancer rates were 62 per cent lower and 34 per cent lower in women aged 16 to 18.

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