Friday, September 25, 2009

Cervical cancer vaccinations for all girls

As announced today, the Health Ministry will provide annual HPV vaccination against cervical or cervix cancer to all 300,000 13-year-old girls in Malaysia beginning next year.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the HPV could help to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer by at least 70%.

Cervical cancer was the second most common cancer among women in Malaysia after breast cancer, Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said in July. Each day, an average of four women are diagnosed with it.

3 comments:

joshua said...

Good news. 8-)

cck said...

No doubt it is good news but I believe there should be most study made first on any side effects

d'Lion said...

UK official: Vaccine unlikely to have caused death

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_VACCINE_DEATH?SITE=MYPSP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-09-29-16-47-05