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Nasarawa To Begin Cervical Cancer Vaccination

Aug 21, 2023 | Health | 0 comments

The administration of Nasarawa State has announced that it would shortly begin immunising females between the ages of 9 and 14 against the human papillomavirus.
During the stakeholder interaction before the exercise in Lafia, Dr Muhammad Usman Adiz, executive secretary of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency (NAPHDA), revealed this.

Cervical, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers are only a few health problems caused by the frequently transmitted illness HPV.

Dr Adiz said that vaccination would lessen the strain on the healthcare system, prevent women from needless pain, and ultimately save lives.

He said that Nasarawa is one of the initial 16 states the federal government chose for the initiative, adding that 10 more states will participate later.

Ayuba Ismaila Oko, the executive secretary of the agency’s Nasarawa State emergency routine immunisation coordination centre, stated that after the first round of vaccinations, which targeted young girls between the ages of 9 and 14, the exercise would be part of the regular routine for those under the age of nine only.

He said that the exercise would start on September 25, 2023, and run for seven days, while also stating that by 2030, 90% of girls in this age range should have had all of their recommended vaccinations.

Remember that the federal government recently declared that the country’s immunisation schedule will include the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine.

The federal government’s commitment to promoting preventative healthcare and giving the young generation the tools they need to live healthy lives was claimed to be symbolised by the inclusion of HPV vaccinations in the immunisation schedule.

According to Dr. Adiz, cervical cancer is preventable with vaccinations, and the condition may be completely wiped out with a regular screening of women between the ages of 30 and 65.

He asked the parents to make the vaccination available to their children between 9 and 14.

He expressed gratitude to the federal government for including the state in the first round of the immunisation campaign.

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