Up to 58,000 to get cervical cancer vaccination

Up to 58,000 to get cervical cancer vaccination

A nationwide vaccination programme to protect against cervical cancer is underway for first and second year girls.

It will immunise up to 58,000 girls against Human Papilloma Virus - or HPV - which is proved to cause cervical cancer.

It is the second most common cancer in the country among women aged 15 to 44, with 80 deaths annually.


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