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October 17, 2007
Media Advisory: Toronto Public Health to host HPV vaccine information sessions
Toronto Public Health is holding information sessions regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil.

HPV is a common virus that can cause cancer of the cervix and genital warts. The HPV vaccine is being offered free of charge to Grade 8 females at school-based vaccination clinics.

The public is encouraged to attend an information session and learn more about the vaccine.

Dates and locations:

Thursday, October 18
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr., Council Chamber

Thursday, October 25
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, Boardroom

Thursday, November 1
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room 4

Thursday, November 8
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Committee Room 4

For more information, visit or phone the Immunization Information Line at 416-392-1250.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Susan Sperling, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974,



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