Health Units Hall offer HPV virus vaccine

Vaccination is offered in 183 vaccine rooms of Semsa
12/09/2018 12h04 - Updated 12/09/2018 16h42
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Preventing the development of several types of cancers (oral e genital) It is the main goal of the HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus), available in 183 salas de vacina da Prefeitura de Manaus e direcionada para meninas de 9 a 14 years and boys 11 a 14 years.

With the launch of the advertising campaign of mobilization and communication for vaccination against HPV, organized by the Ministry of Health, the Municipal Health (Sems) It is reinforcing the call for boys and girls, the indicated age, seeking a Health Unit to immunize.

According to the director of the Department of Environmental and Epidemiological Surveillance (Deva / Danny), Nurse Marinélia Ferreira, the HPV vaccine is available throughout the year in the routine care of the Health Units, including the ten that work extended hours from Monday to Friday, from 7 am to 21h, and Saturdays, from 8am to 12pm.

"There are many types of HPV virus and some have the potential to cause cancer in men and women, including cervical cancer, oropharyngeal or penile cancer. The main form of HIV transmission is through sexual contact and to ensure the protection it is important that the vaccine be applied, preferably, before the onset of sexual activity ", Ferreira explains Marinélia.

Immunization

The Semsa began offering the HPV vaccine in public schools through campaign in the year 2013, a year before the Ministry of Health include the vaccine in the national immunization schedule.

The head of the Immunization Division of Semsa, Isabel Hernandes, alert to the fact that the vaccine is only effective if followed full schedule with two doses, and the second should be applied six months after the first dose.

"Boys and girls need to receive two doses as indicated in the vaccination scheme or protection will not have the desired effect. It is important to remember that the vaccine does not protect against other sexually transmitted diseases. To prevent diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and syphilis, the best form of prevention is condom use during sexual intercourse ", highlights Isabel Hernandes, noting that the vaccine also prevents genital warts.

From January to July this year, the Semsa already applied 25.686 doses of vaccine against HPV in girls and 24.033 doses in children, comprising first and second dose.

Virus

An HPV (English acronym for Human Papillomavirus) It is a virus that infects the skin or mucous membranes (oral, genital or anal), both men and women. The main form of transmission is through sexual contact, including oral-genital contact, genital-genital or even manual-genital. No case two types of HPV, that have the potential to cause cancer, can occur the emergence of precursor lesions. If these lesions are not identified and treated early, can progress to cancer, especially cervical, but also in the vagina, vulva, anus, penis, oropharynx and mouth.

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