In order to protect young people against the HPV virus, Sierra health units have moved teams to vaccinate in more than 100 public schools in the city. The visits start this Monday (12).
Women will be vaccinated from 9 to 14 years old and boys between 11 and 14 years old. The protection has to be completed when two dosage of the vaccine is applied, so whoever took the first dose, after the second dose, after six months.
The HPV vaccine is part of the usual health unit timetable, but the council promotes school visits to get closer to the public of blueprint.
"Going to schools, we have the opportunity to spread this content to students, and reinforce the importance of prevention with the vaccine," said Health Secretary Alexandre Viana.
The HPV vaccine prevents many types of cancer and contributes to reducing the incidence of cancer among women and men. In the world, of the HP 2.2 million dancers caused by viruses and other infectious agents, HPV causes 640,000.
The vaccine prevents 70% of the cancer of the cervix, 90% of cancer annually, 63% of penis cancers, 70% of vaginal cancer, 72% of oropharynx cancer and 90% genital panels.