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Ministry of Health: over 84,000 people have been vaccinated against HPV kids

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The Ministry of Health informs that since June 1, over 84,000 teenagers have been vaccinated as part of free HPV vaccinations. The formulations used in the common program are Cervarix and Gardasil 9.

As part of the free HPV vaccination program, 84,075 girls and boys aged 12 and 13 were vaccinated in Poland from June 1 to August 23, the Ministry of Health reported.

As of June 1, the number of girls vaccinated was 54,600 and the number of boys vaccinated was 29,475. 7,352 children were vaccinated with Cervarix and 76,723 with Gardasil9.

There are 5,518 girls and boys enrolled for vaccination – including 451 for Cervarix and 5,067 for Gardasil9.

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HPV vaccinations

Parents and guardians can enroll children through the Patient’s Internet Account, directly at the facility or via the hotline. Vaccinations are free.

The preparations used in the common program are Cervarix and Gardasil 9. The schedule of administration in both cases is two-dose. The recommended interval between doses is 6 months. The second dose should not be given more than 12 months after the first dose.

HPV infections affect both women and men. The human papilloma virus is transmitted through sexual contact and is responsible for cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer in women and penile cancer in men, as well as anal cancer and head and neck cancers in both sexes.

SEE ALSO: HPV vaccination effectively protects against cancer. At what age is it best to give them?

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