The South African National Department of Health urges parents and caregivers to support the national child immunisation campaign. The first round of the Human Papillomavirus vaccination campaign kicked off on 20 February 2023 and ran until 31 March 2023. The second round of the campaign starts on 4 September and will continue until 20 October 2023.
Getting an HPV vaccination is vital as it can protect against developing certain types of cancers and diseases caused by HPV.
HPV vaccines protect against infection with the HPV which is a group of more than 200 related viruses of which some can be transmitted via direct sexual contact and can cause genital warts, and certain types of cancer (cervical, anal, oropharyngeal, penile, vulvar, and vaginal). 99% of cervical cancers are associated with HPV, so if you ever needed more reason to get the HPV vaccine this is it.
The HPV vaccine can protect against the Human Papillomavirus that causes cancer and genital warts.
By getting vaccinated, you can also help prevent the spread of HPV. It's vital to discuss whether the HPV vaccine is right for you with your doctor or healthcare provider.
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