Girls born in 2009 will be vaccinated against the papilloma virus free of charge



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Health authorities will receive 40,000 doses of the vaccine at a rate of US $ 4.5 to continue in 2019 a campaign to vaccinate girls against the papilloma virus. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare, in response to the IPN news agency, states that payment procedures are underway and that the vaccine will arrive in the country by the end of May.

Gardasil tetravalent vaccine is manufactured by Merck in the US, which the Republic of Moldova uses in a campaign that was carried out in previous years. The target group in 2019 will be girls who are 10 years old, born in 2009. Vaccination will be free.

About 300 new cases of cervical cancer are registered each year in Moldova, and every two or three days a woman died from this disease. Vaccination is necessary to prevent disease.

The vaccine consists of two doses of the vaccine and the second dose is at least 6 months after the first dose. The vaccine prevents infection with highly oncogenic HPV 16 and 18 strains that cause 70-90% of cervical cancer and strains 6 and 11, causing 90% of genital warts. In addition, this vaccine creates cross-immunity for cancer caused by HPV 31, 33 and 45 strains, which account for 13% of cancer and protects men, says the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Welfare.

Since December 2017, about 65% of the girls born in 2007 and 2008 have been vaccinated with the campaign since the second campaign is about 40%.

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