Since September 2008, there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papillomavirus (HPV). There is also a three year catch up campaign that will offer the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) to 13-18 year old girls.
The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six month period. In the UK, more than 1.4 million doses have been given since the vaccination programme started.
For more information, please visit NHS: Human Papillomavirus.