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HPV vaccine given to 32,000 girls in Georgia

HPV vaccine given to 32,000 girls in Georgia

Girls were vaccinated as part of Georgia’s state immunization program 05/13/2022, Sputnik Georgia

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TBILISI, May 13 – Sputnik. According to the latest data, 32,000 girls aged 10 to 12 have been vaccinated against papillomavirus in Georgia, according to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health. The girls were vaccinated as part of Georgia’s state immunization program. Vaccination of girls aged 13 began this year. -18 years against papillomavirus. Prior to this, this vaccine was given only to girls aged 10-12 years. Vaccination against papillomavirus is free. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common viral infection of the genital tract. In 80% of cases, cervical cancer is caused by papillomavirus. Every year, 270 thousand women die from this disease in the world. The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia notes that it is important to vaccinate girls before sexual intercourse, so that if a partner has this virus, they will not become infected with it and be protected. Vaccination against HPV significantly reduces the risk of cervical cancer.

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Girls were vaccinated as part of Georgia’s state immunization program

TBILISI, May 13 – Sputnik. According to the latest figures, 32,000 girls aged 10 to 12 have been vaccinated against papillomavirus in Georgia, according to the National Center for Disease Control and Public Health.

The girls were vaccinated as part of Georgia’s state immunization program.

This year, vaccination of girls aged 13-18 against papillomavirus has begun. Prior to this, this vaccine was given only to girls aged 10-12 years. Vaccination against papillomavirus is free.

Teenagers under 15 years of age should receive two doses of the vaccine at least 6 months apart. At the age of 15-18 years – three doses. In this case, the minimum interval between the first and second dose should be at least 1 month, and between the second and third dose – at least 3 months.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common viral infection of the genital tract. In 80% of cases, cervical cancer is caused by papillomavirus. Every year, 270 thousand women die from this disease in the world.

The National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia notes that it is important to vaccinate girls before sexual intercourse, so that if a partner has this virus, they do not become infected with it and are protected.

Vaccination against HPV significantly reduces the risk of cervical cancer.

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