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Federal District begins vaccination of girls aged 11 and 13 against HPV

Meta Department of Health is to immunize 64,000 girls from public and private schools, HPV can cause cervical cancer

 
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Girls between 11 and 13 years of Center Elementary School 01 (EFC 01) of Structurally, an administrative region of Brasilia, received on Friday (8), the vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV), the virus that causes cancer cervix. The goal of the Department of Health is to immunize 64,000 girls from public and private schools of the Federal District (DF). HPV is responsible for 70% of all cases of cancer in the cervix.

The campaign, launched today, is a pioneering effort in the country, and from April 1 will be expanded to other schools in the District. For the vaccine to be effective, must be applied in three doses with an interval of 60 to 180 days. According to the secretary of Women Olgamir Amancia, the age of the girls will be vaccinated takes into account the need for immunity is achieved before the onset of sexual life.

Here, we are not arguing when the girl will start your process, it is a matter of family guidance, is a decision of the girls, we will not interfere. What we're doing is investing the time is right, the foregoing the exercise of sexuality, so they can be prevented.

Altogether, 364 girls born between 2000 and 2002 were provided with the vaccine, with the permission of parents or guardians. According to Health Secretary Rafael Barbosa, the Ministry of Health is under study for implementation of free vaccine nationwide, but the DF anticipated deploying the vaccine in your calendar.

U.S. Secretary of Women said the vaccine is costly for the poorest families. We are not talking here only of a vaccine, we are talking about a political decision to protect, to save the lives of all women. In so doing, the government is contemplating all women, particularly those with less purchasing power.

For the director of CEF 01, Mary Cyrene, the school's role in the campaign is to guide the students. Many of them were unaware of the severity of the disease. Moreover, many can not afford to pay $ 300 dollars in a vaccine, for example.

The assistant general services Elizete Maria da Conceição, mother of a 11 year old student who received the vaccine, did not have much knowledge about it. For her, the campaign came to help those who need to protect themselves from the disease. It was very important, because I'm not able to afford this vaccine and my daughter will be protected.

The governor of the Federal District, Agnelo Queiroz believes that vaccination will decrease the number of AIDS victims in hospitals. We are making a long-term prevention, so that in 20, 25, 30 years, surely we are saving many lives. Furthermore, he recalled that preventive action is spent with less than curative action.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   HPV    Human papilloma virus    Distrito Federal    DF    Center Elementary School   
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