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September 17, 2012
Toronto Public Health expands HPV vaccine program
Toronto Public Health is expanding the free Human Papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program to protect more young women from this common virus, which can result in cervical cancer.

Females born between 1993-1998 who missed the full three-dose course of the vaccine when they were in Grade 8 can now get the vaccine for free from Toronto Public Health (TPH).

TPH is inviting media for photo and interview opportunities today and tomorrow at two locations where Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will talk about this expanded, free immunization program.

Media availability:

Date: Monday, September 17
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr. (1st floor)

Date: Tuesday, September 18
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St. (lower level)

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Media Contact
Kris Scheuer
Toronto Public Health
416-338-8020 or 416-677-6658 (cell)



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