Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Daleen | 2009/08/07

Q.

Vacsinaion against Cervical Cancer

Hi Docter,

I have two little girls, and have heard that there is now a vacsination against cervical cancer. As I had it, I would like to take them for the injection.

At what age is the vaccine given, and where will I have to take hem to have it administered?

Many thanks

Daleen

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is indeed a vaccine now available against the papilloma virus whch is often responsible for causing cervical cancer. It is given to girls at the age of 10 or 11 years. It can be given as young as 9 years of age and can also be given as a 'catch up' vaccine to teen age girls if it was not given previously at the correct age.

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