Tuesday , January 19 2021

The Regional Health Directorate received praise from the Health Minister for Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Rate



"The
Vaccination and Vaccination against HPV introduced in 2008
national and regional vaccination plans is, in fact, important
historically, introducing new horizons in the prevention of cancers
caused by this virus and an undeniable advance in health
public, "said Tiago Lopes.

According to a Gacs note, the regional director, who spoke at Museu dos Coches, at the edge of this
ceremony attended by the President of the Republic
Portuguese, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Health Director General Graça
Freitas, highlighted the coverage rate of vaccines in the Azores, mentioning this
is a reference in the national context: "In
In 2015, 71.5% of the girls born in 2003 had two doses
of the HPV vaccine, while last year the number of girls
with two doses of vaccine increased to 98.1%, demonstrating that in
Azores, despite the archipelagic constraints, in difficulty
opportunities appear and expect to get better rates
coverage over the next few years. "

compare
national and regional figures for 2015, this can be seen
that for the third dose of HPV, the best value
continental territory was 92%, while the lowest rate in
was 95%.

HPV is the carcinogenic agent for pre-malignant HPV lesions
inferior genital and invasive cancer of the cervix, vagina, vulva and anus,
cervical cancer is the second leading cause of death
in Portugal in young women of childbearing age.

into the
a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of HPV vaccination,
The Azores were presented by the Technical Commission for Vaccination as a
also an exemplary region in terms of
uterine cervical cancer.


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