Laura Brennan Hailed As HPV Vaccine Rates Increase

Today on Morning Focus, we discussed how the HSE is hailing the legacy of Laura Brennan, revealing how it has had a resounding impact in Clare and across the country.

90% of first-year boys and girls in this county availed of the first dose of the vaccine in September, months after the young Enniswoman died last March at the age of 26. That’s higher than the overall national rate of around 80%, which itself is a huge increase from the 50% figure that was recorded before Laura began her campaign. As school vaccination teams now return to secondary schools to offer the second dose of the vaccine, the HSE says the increase is a “testament to Laura’s selfless advocacy and the continuing work of the Brennan family.” Laura’s brother, Kevin joined us on the line to talk further about lauras legacy and the positive impact it has had not only in Clare but in the country.

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