Mambajao health unit implements HPV vaccination


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 26 (PIA)—As part of the implementation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination under the Department of Health Memorandum No. 2013-0291, the conducted the second dose of HPV vaccination on July 25 at Agoho Elementary School.


Mambajao RHU said that the female students of the said school who are at their early stage of adolescence are the target recipients of the vaccination since the program’s scope and coverage include Grade 5 female learners within the age range of 10-14 years old.


The first dose of the HPV were provided to the female learners last May 2017 and the last dose will be given six months after the first dose or on November 2017.


Mambajao RHU also said that the vaccination is conducted to ensure that all adolescents and youth have access to quality comprehensive health care and services in an adolescent and youth-friendly environment.


HPV vaccination is one of the ways to prevent women from developing cervical cancer. Since the HPV vaccines are prophylactic, the largest impact of vaccination is expected to result from high coverage of young adolescent girls before their first sexual encounter rather than from conducting the vaccination to older females.(RTP/PIA10)


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