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WHO updates vaccination recommendations to prevent cervical cancer

WHO updates vaccination recommendations to prevent cervical cancer

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated vaccination recommendations to prevent cervical cancer.

The basics in brief

  • The World Health Organization now recommends a single HPV vaccination instead of two.
  • A single dose actually appears to provide adequate protection – in women under 21 years of age.
  • Vaccination can prevent cervical cancer.

In women under the age of 21 simple HPV vaccination HPV appears to provide adequate protection. And the responsible expert committee of the organization stated, Monday, that the new data have shown this. So far, WHO Double vaccination is recommended.

The new recommendations should help ensure that more girls and women around the world are vaccinated. At the same time, the required level of protection must be maintained, said the head of the commission, Alejandro Craviotto.

Therefore, national immunization programs can reserve two doses if they deem it necessary. For women over 21 years of age, the recommendation to double vaccination at six-month intervals still applies.

HPV is transmitted through sexual contact

Cervical cancer diseases Almost always due to previous sexually transmitted HPV infection. In 2020, more than 340,000 women died of cervical cancer worldwide. It is the fourth most common type of cancer in women.

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