CERVAVAC Vaccine: Center’s big decision, girls will get cervical cancer vaccine in schools, know details

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The decision to run the vaccination campaign was taken on the recommendation of NTAGI
Will be made available at the health facility center for adolescent girls who do not get vaccinated in school
Urging parents to make them more and more aware through PTM

Cervavac Vaccine: fastest growing women in the country cervical cancer For the prevention of Cervical Cancer, the government will soon start a universal vaccination program at the school level. This campaign will be started by the Central Government especially in schools for girls aged 9 to 14 years.

For the prevention of cervical cancer to the girls of this age in the school itself. servvac vaccine (CERVAVAC Vaccine) vaccines will be imposed. And those girls who are not able to get this vaccine in school, it will be made available at the vaccine health facility. The decision to run the vaccination campaign of Sarvavac vaccine has been taken on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI). The inclusion of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in this vaccination program was recommended.

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According to a report published in The Hindu, this vaccine has been developed in India. It is believed that by the middle of 2023, this indigenously developed Sarvavac vaccine will be started in India. The vaccine has also been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India. Not only this, the government advisory panel NTAGI has also approved this vaccine for use in public health programs. It is said that a one-time catch-up vaccine will be provided for adolescent girls aged 9 to 14 years. After this, it can also be given to 9 year old girls. At the same time, the price of HPV vaccine made in India has been fixed at ₹ 200.

Both the ministries wrote letters to the states and UTs
A joint letter has been issued to the states and union territories by Union Education Secretary Sanjay Kumar and Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan regarding the Servvac vaccination drive. It has also been urged to issue proper instructions for organizing HPV vaccination centers in the schools of these states and territories.

Nodal officers will be appointed for coordination in schools
To establish coordination in every government and private school, it has also been urged to identify a nodal officer who can establish harmony. He has also urged that a data should be prepared regarding the number of girls aged 9-14 years regarding the vaccination activity. Along with this, make the parents more and more aware in this matter through PTM.

Cervical cancer second most common cancer in women – report
Let us tell you that cervical cancer has been seen as the second most common cancer in women. At the same time, globally its number has been found as the fourth most common cancer in women. India has the highest number of cases in global cervical cancer cases. A recent study published in The Lancet also found that India accounts for almost one out of every four deaths due to cervical cancer globally.

Cervical cancer can be cured if detected in time
Cervical cancer can be prevented and treated if detected on time. Most cervical cancers are reported to be associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV) and most cases of cervical cancer can be prevented with the HPV vaccine. If the vaccine is given to girls or women before coming in contact with the virus, it can be prevented. Its prevention will be done only on the basis of the guidelines and parameters adopted under the global strategy adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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