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Thousands of girls did not get full HPV vaccine

TWO doses required

It has emerged that one in three girls in some parts of the UK did not have their full vaccination at school against HPV, the virus that can cause cervical cancer, in 2017-18.

While the national target of immunising 80% of girls is being met, the rate varied between local authority areas.

In total 57,048 girls did not receive the two doses required for the vaccine to be effective.

Read the full BBC News item here.

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