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HPV vaccination of boys and girls begins

MedExpress Team


Published June 1, 2023 10:41

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- Poland joins the elite, the most developed countries that have already covered a significant portion of the population with HPV vaccination, stresses Professor Andrzej Nowakowski of the Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Institute of Oncology. He adds that the vaccines have been thoroughly tested, reduce the risk of cancers caused by these viruses and do not cause any late post-vaccination reactions or any negative health effects.

The HPV vaccines used in the universal vaccination program are the 2-valent Cervarix and the 9-valent Gardasil 9, with varying degrees of protection. The vaccination schedule for both vaccines is a two-dose schedule. The recommended interval between doses is 6 months. The parent has the right and opportunity to choose the vaccine and consult with the doctor. Both are well tolerated and safe. They are widely used in 125 countries.

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