Satisfaction at Response to HPV Vaccine

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Thursday 6th September, 2018 –Health Officials are expressing satisfaction over the response by the general public to the HPV Vaccination Programme.

The programme was launched in July, with the primary target group being boys and girls ages 9-13 years. The HPV vaccine is also recommended for young women and men up to 26 years of age.

Minister of Health and the Environment the Hon. Molwyn Joseph provided an update on the programme when he met with media practitioners on Wednesday.

Medical experts say once taken, the vaccine will guard against the Human Papillomavirus.

The health minister is appealing to parents to take the necessary precautions by vaccinating children to guard against certain diseases.