In municipal hospitals they vaccinate girls against HPV

In municipal hospitals they vaccinate girls against HPV

Page Seven / La Paz

The five municipal hospitals of La Paz open their doors to apply the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to girls aged 10 and 11. This activity is part of the Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign, called “Together we take care of them”, which will be carried out until the end of the month.

“This vaccine is free. The hospital has made arrangements to have the vaccine available through the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters), the director of Los Pinos Hospital, Rosalin Ustáriz, reported to Panamericana radio.

For this activity, all municipal hospitals (Los Pinos, La Merced, La Portada, Cotahuma and La Paz) will open their doors from Monday to Saturday.

To access this vaccine, the father, mother or guardian must go to the hospital carrying the original identity card and a photocopy. Present the documentation and they will immediately place the biological.

The second dose of the vaccine will be applied three months after receiving the first.

The vaccine is applied only to girls between 10 and 11 years old, in order to prevent cervical cancer.

The campaign also invites women of childbearing age to undergo the Papanicolaou (PAP) test for the early detection of this disease.

A gynecological consultation, the PAP test, the results and the reconsultation will cost 50 bolivianos.

After the evaluation, the specialists will inform about their results and what to do according to them.

In La Paz, in 2021, 1,548 women with cervical cancer were detected. This condition is the leading cause of death.

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