The government is ready to begin the introduction of mass cervical cancer vaccination in two weeks. Nation reports that the Department of Health is targeting 10-year-old girls who will receive two free doses of the human papilloma virus (19459004) (19459005) (19459005) (HPV) vaccine.
The two doses are scheduled to be administered in 9,000 public, private and religious centers across the country and will be between six months.
The World Health Organization recommends that vaccination be effective for girls between the ages of nine and nine. 14 years.
Incl. Ministry of Health officials met with other partners Tuesday morning to lay the groundwork for implementation.
The government has opted for cervical cancer since it is the second most common in Kenya, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
It is a pity that we lose seven women every day to cancer. This can be prevented by vaccination.
"If you prevent HPV infection, then you can prevent cervical cancer," Collins Tabu, MD, MD said at a stakeholder meeting.
"The HPV vaccine is an extraordinary vaccine. It is the most effective means of preventing cervical cancer and is very safe. I am also a father of girls and they all received the vaccine.
"By vaccinating our girls against HPV, we prevent the disease for life. They will be able to grow, live to their full potential and prosper," revealed the AED Kenya Rep. Dr. Rudy Eggers at the briefing
However, the plan opposed doctors belonging to the Catholic Church
the Association of Catholic Doctors in Kenya (KCDA) questioned the decision to vaccinate against HPV 10-year-old girls.
they are not sexually active, they are not at risk of dice This applies to other persons who are not sexually active, including those who are sexually active but loyal to their partners, "counters the statement, Stephen Karanja .