On Saturday, May 27, registration will begin to vaccinate boys and girls aged 12-13 against HPV, – reported Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski. You can make an appointment via online registration, hotline or in the clinic. Free vaccinations will begin on June 1.
human papilloma virus (HPV), or human papilloma virus, It is responsible for all cases of cervical cancer and can also cause many other cancers in women and men.
– Today we join the best (…), a group of countries that have been carrying out vaccination campaigns for many years, and that have managed to significantly reduce the extent of the disease – said the Minister of Health at the press conference on Friday. Adam Niedzelski.
He pointed out that the risk of contracting the disease affects both girls and boys. Therefore, our vaccinations will be systematically targeted at groups of young boys and girls. We’ll start with 2010 and 2011 – boys and girls between the ages of twelve and thirteen – told Nidzielski. He added that it is not important that the child celebrates his birthday – children are vaccinated throughout the two years.
The Minister of Health announced that from Saturday, starting at 7 am, it will be possible to register children to receive vaccinations via electronic registration IKP or hotline 989. During the week, vaccinations can also be arranged at the clinic.
– We are launching a special service – a website that will inform about the points where vaccinations can be made. At the moment, there are more than 1,300 of them in the country, – said the minister.
– From tomorrow, an information campaign that we have specially prepared will begin to popularize vaccinations and show their advantages, – he added. He announced that footage promoting the HPV vaccination will be broadcast starting Saturday.
Morawiecki: We are implementing a free and voluntary HPV vaccine
– Today we implement what we announced. What we promised: a free voluntary cervical cancer and human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine – announced the Prime Minister Matthews Moravicki.
He noted that cancer is taking a heavy toll in Poland. Wherever it’s possible to act preventively and prevent cancer, “we’re really inserting a very specific measure,” he said. – We are implementing it now, because health for us is not and cannot be a commodity. He emphasized that health is priceless.
He noted that more than 2,500 women fight cervical cancer every year in Poland. – And, unfortunately, more than half of these women lost this battle. I really hope that soon it will look completely different because we are applying this free and voluntary HPV vaccine – he said.
The HPV vaccines used in the general immunization program are Cervarix and Gardasil 9. The vaccination schedule for both vaccines is two doses. The recommended period between doses is 6 months. The second dose should not be given more than 12 months after the first dose.
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