30 September 2010

CERVICAL CANCER VACCINE

Cervical cancer vaccine is available at our clinic. The course consists of 3 doses over a 6-month period.

  • The vaccines are currently approved for use in females aged 10 and above.
  • The vaccines protect against infection by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
  • It is preferably given before first sexual exposure.
  • Vaccination does not substitute for cervical cancer screening by regular Pap smears for sexually active females.

MOH's Expert Committee on Immunisation (ECI) has recommended that HPV vaccines, which are clinically safe and effective, be included into the National Childhood Immunisation Programme (NCIP) for females, in order to prevent cervical cancer. (30 Sep 2010)

ST report 22/7/2010

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