Laura’s Legacy Leads To Increase In HPV Vaccine Uptake

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.”

They have also welcomed today’s announcement.