Thursday, 7 November 2019

Questions (128)

Michael Healy-Rae


128. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the evidence that the HPV vaccine prevents cancer (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45812/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE National Immunisation Office is responsible for managing vaccine procurement and distribution, developing training and communication materials for the public and health professionals. All vaccines administered through the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule and School Immunisation Programme are provided free of charge.

As the question raised by the Deputy is a matter for the National Immunisation Office, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.