HPV Vaccine Program Protects Young Women Against Cervical Cancer
Toronto Public Health is distributing information to parents about a new vaccination program to protect young women from Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Grade 8 females will receive the vaccine free of charge in schools beginning mid September. This program is funded by the provincial government and is being delivered by health units across Ontario. The vaccine is voluntary.