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Adamawa to Commence Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer Monday

In its effort reduce the mortality rate of women in Adamawa, the State Government is set to begin vaccination of young girls between the ages of nine and 14 years against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is responsible for cervical cancer in women on Monday.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the state Primary Health Care Agency, Dr Suleiman Bashir, on Friday, in Yola.

Bashir said the exercise would begin on Monday in the 21 local council areas of the state.

He stated that the vaccination is expected to last for five days.

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”The vaccine is safe, free and effective. The vaccine is the most effective prevention against cervical cancer.

”The HPV vaccination offers maximum protection, but women older than 15 years have to undergo secreening before they get vaccinated” he added.

”Thousands of girls are expected to be vaccinated across the state. Cancer has no known cure but it can be prevented if proper and timely action is taken.” He said.

He, however, urged parents of all girls in the pegged age bracket to allow their children get the vaccines.

He also assured that the vaccinators would go round house-to-house to ensure wider and effective coverage.