Home > Medical > Cervical cancer > Cervical cancer vaccine Cervical cancer vaccine All sections in Cervical Cancer » About Cervical Cancer » Cervical Cancer Vaccine » FAQs » Cervical Cancer News » Real-life Story Cervical cancer vaccination for SA schoolgirls South Africa has launched a campaign to vaccinate all Grade Four schoolgirls in public schools against cervical cancer, targeting close to 500 000 girls. Get your child vaccinated against HPV The South African Department of Health's HPV vaccine rollout to grade 4 girls is underway. But what about children excluded from the campaign? What you need to know about HPV vaccination Is South Africa’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination plan a necessity? Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » Medicines that changed history 10 famous breast cancer survivors 7 facts about HPV What is the human papillomavirus (HPV) and what health risks are associated with it? Why is the cervical cancer vaccine now known as the HPV cancer protection vaccine and who should get it? A cancer we can beat Cervical cancer claims 250 000 lives every year. Yet, we have the tools to virtually eliminate it. So, what's stopping us? Cervical cancer vaccine A vaccine that provides near-total protection against cervical cancer was approved by the Medicines Control Council of SA, GlaxoSmithKline announced. Cervical cancer update The good news: there is now a vaccine against HPV and an alternative to the pap smear test. 3 400 SA women could be saved Cervical cancer (a disease that kills more than 3 400 South African women each year) can be eradicated within this century if all young women are vaccinated in time. Protect your daughter from cancer A US study revealed that only half of American mothers intend to have their teenage daughters vaccinated against HPV – which is the primary cause of cervical cancer. Lowdown on cervical cancer vaccines Pharmaceutical company MSD launched a vaccine against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) this week. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health!