HPV vaccine


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HPV vaccine

A vaccine that protects against several types of human papillomavirus infection, specifically those associated with genital warts and cervical cancer.
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At 11 years since receipt of the bivalent HPV vaccine, there was no difference in terms of prevalent HPV 16/18 infection between the one-, two-, and three-dose groups.
Although the proportion of vaccinated boys was initially relatively low, ranging from 19% to 33%, HPV vaccine coverage rates among boys increased during 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, with five out of eight municipalities reaching over half of eligible boys in 2016/2017, which is similar to the overall HPV vaccination coverage rates of girls attending the sixth grade and participating in the national vaccination program.
Sawsan Jafar, chairperson of the FoCP Board of Directors, said: "The UAE's journey to reduce HPV-related diseases started in 2008, when Abu Dhabi rolled out the HPV vaccine in schools.
Moreover, there is no readily available information on the uptake of the HPV vaccine in the private sector.
(6) The most recent estimates are that the HPV vaccine prevents the development of HPV-based cancers in 31,200 men and women each year.
"The HPV vaccine is a vitally important part of our fight against this disease, which is known to cause literally hundreds of different kinds of cancer.
Data was analysed by means of frequencies to summarize background characteristics, HPV awareness, and knowledge about HPV vaccine. The validity and reliability of the instrument used in this study was determined by checking the items in the data collection instrument against the research objective to determine if they measured all the variables of interest in the study.
Gardasil 9, now the only HPV vaccine that the FDA allows in the United States, prevents infection with HPV types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 -- HPVs that cause more than 70 percent of cervical cancers and an even higher percentage of some of the other HPV-caused cancers -- as well as HPV types 6 and 11, responsible for 90 percent of genital warts.
But many people who get the HPV vaccine have no side effects at all.
The Mission: HPV Cancer Free campaign will build on the American Cancer Society's extensive HPV vaccination work and will engage a national coalition of health care providers, federal and state government, and other public and private entities to increase the availability and utilization of HPV vaccine.
(9) Though it cannot be detected in males, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") recommends that both males and females receive the HPV vaccine at eleven or twelve years old as a preventive measure to reduce exposure to the strains of the virus that present the largest risks.