The Health Secretary Chertorivski Solomon announced that starting next school year will vaccinate against human papilloma virus (HPV) to all girls in fifth and sixth grade, and cancer prevention cervix., and cancer prevention cervix.
This strategy, which means the beginning of ‘universal HPV vaccine’, will take place across the country from 2012-2013 school year beginning in August, said the official.
At a press conference, the manager of health policy said it is estimated that approximately one million 300 thousand girls will be the beneficiaries.
The application of the first dose will be held between August and September, the second six months and the third at five years, a period equivalent to 60 months after the second dose.
The federal official said the goal is to prevent cervical cancer, which affects young women of productive age, especially in the regions most vulnerable, but recalled that the People’s Insurance covers this condition in the catalog of catastrophic.
He said that in Mexico between 10 and 12 women die a day because of cervical cancer, and every year a little over four thousand when such cancer is curable if diagnosed early.
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