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Mexico to give HPV vaccine to all girls from 2012

Posted By yihan On August 31, 2011 @ 2:03 am In Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MEXICO CITY — Mexico plans to administer the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer, to all girls beginning next year, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday.

Beginning in 2012, the HPV vaccine will be part of the normal course of shots given to all girls at the age of nine, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said.

Cervical cancer kills about 4,200 women in Mexico each year.

The minister said while deaths from cervical cancer had fallen 47 percent in the country over the past two decades, there was still 13.4 cases for every 100,000 women last year.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/30/mexico-to-give-hpv-vaccine-to-all-girls-from-2012/

[2] Concerns over safety of cervical cancer vaccine after 1,300 girls experience adverse side-effects: http://www.prisonplanet.com/concerns-over-safety-of-cervical-cancer-vaccine-after-1300-girls-experience-adverse-side-effects.html

[3] Teen girls bribed to get Gardasil vaccine with shopping vouchers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/teen-girls-bribed-to-get-gardasil-vaccine-with-shopping-vouchers.html

[4] FDA OKs New HPV Vaccine Cervarix: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-oks-new-hpv-vaccine-cervarix.html

[5] Mexico cuts confirmed flu deaths toll to 7: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexico-cuts-confirmed-flu-deaths-toll-to-7.html

[6] 3 Girls Dead, Others Hospitalized After Gardasil HPV Vaccine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/3-girls-dead-others-hospitalized-after-gardasil-hpv-vaccine.html

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