Health Ministry's proposal: Girls aged up to 10 years old must be vaccinated HPV

Cervical cancer vaccine could be compulsory for girls aged up to 10 years old, according to new proposal of Health Ministry within the national immunization program. 

It is estimated that the HPV vaccines may prevent 70% of cervical cancer, 80% of anal cancer, 60% of vaginal cancer, 40% of vulvar cancer and possibly some mouth cancer. 

Since 2016, this vaccine has been free of charge and treated benevolently in doctor's office. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends HPV vaccines as part of routine vaccinations in all countries, along with other prevention measures. 

If the immunization program is changed, then the state will buy around 40,000 doses of HPV vaccine produced in the United States. The cost of a dose is four dollars. Now, the National Immunization Program includes nine vaccines against Hepatitis B, tuberculosis, measles and other diseases.



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