The Ministry of Public Health indicated that the HPV vaccine is available in hospitals and health centers.
Vaccines are given according to the following vaccination strategy:
- First dose: 11 years
- The second dose: An interval of 6 months after the first dose
Human papillomavirus (HPV or HPV) is a family of viruses that frequently infect women and men.
The goal of HPV vaccination includes reducing the incidence and mortality from cervical cancer and the burden of HPV-related disease, complications and mortality.
There are about 100 types of HPV, 40 of which affect the genitals and anus.
They are classified into two large groups:
- HPV called a “low tumor risk”, Which are generally associated with benign lesions, such as warts and low-grade lesions.
- HPV called a “high risk for tumors”. They are around 15 years old, and the most common are 16 and 18.
Persistent infection with this viral species can develop into cancer. The most common type of cancer caused by HPV is cervical cancer in women. As well as in the anus, penis, vagina, vulva and pharynx.
Human papillomavirus is spread through sexual contact. It is an easily transmitted virus and is very common. It is estimated that 4 out of 5 people will develop one or more types of HPV at some point in their lives.