BY MIA SCARLETT
Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is urging young people to attend vaccine clinics in West Cork.
The Laura Brennan HPV Vaccination Catch-Up Programme is available to females attending 2nd year in secondary school to women aged 24.
The vaccine is also available to males from 2nd to 4th year in secondary school.
The HPV vaccine will be administered by HSE vaccinators.
Meanwhile, the first year school immunisation programme will continue as normal throughout 2023.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recently advised that only one dose of HPV vaccine is required in those aged under 25.
Appointments are required. See: www.hpv.ie for more information.
The mobile vaccination unit will be at Bandon GAA Club on Thursday April 27th, from 10am-noon, and from 10am to noon on Tuesday May 2nd.
The mobile vaccination unit in Clonakilty will be at the GAA Club at Ahamilla, on Thursday April 27th from 2pm to 4pm, as well as Tuesday May 2nd from 2pm to 4pm.
The dental building in the Skibbereen hospital grounds will also have a clinic on Wednesday May 3rd from 2pm to 4pm.