Toronto - 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.