This September 30,000 first-year secondary school girls will be offered the HPV vaccine.

Naturally, parents will have questions about the vaccine.

The Alliance wants to answer all those questions so that when it comes to deciding whether your daughter receives the vaccine you have all the #HPVVaxFacts.

At the heart of our message is the reality that, this year alone, up to 420 people in Ireland will be diagnosed with a cancer caused by HPV infection. Almost 300 of these will be cervical cancer cases.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of death due to cancer in women aged 25 to 39 years. In 2017, more than 90 Irish women will die from cervical cancer and those who survive will need intensive treatment, such as surgery, radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, to help them overcome this invasive disease. This treatment almost always results in infertility.

The decision you make now on the vaccine may have a major effect on future generations.