Monday , June 14 2021

Regional Directorate for Health received praise from the Minister of Health for the vaccination rate against human papillomavirus



"The
vaccine detection and vaccination against HPV, introduced in 2008
National and regional vaccination plans, it is actually an important issue
historic milestone, introducing new horizons in the prevention of cancer
caused by this virus and an indisputable advance in a health perspective
public, "says Tiago Lopes.

According to a Gacs note, the regional manager, who spoke at Museu dos Coches, on the edge of this
ceremony, which was attended by the President of the Republic
Portuguese, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Director General of Health, Graça
Freitas, highlighting the coverage of vaccination in the Azores, and notes it
is a reference in the national context: "In
By 2015, 71.5% of the girls born in 2003 had two doses
of HPV vaccine, while last year the number of girls
with two doses of the vaccine increased to 98.1%, indicating that i
Azores, despite the archipelagic limitations, in the difficulties
opportunities arise, and we are expected to get better prices
coverage in the next few years ".

comparison
The national and regional figures for 2015 can be seen as
That, for the third dose of HPV, is the best value
Continental Territory was 92%, while the lowest rate in
was 95%.

the
HPV is the carcinogenic agent for pre-malignant lesions of
lower genital and invasive cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva and anus,
cervical cancer is the second biggest cause of death
in Portugal in young women of childbearing age.

in
a ceremony that marked the 10th anniversary of HPV vaccination, it
The Azores were presented by the Technical Commission on vaccination as a
also an exemplary region in terms of
cervical cancer.


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