Now HPV vaccination will be done in a single dose in Brazil

Now HPV vaccination will be done in a single dose in Brazil
Now HPV vaccination will be done in a single dose in Brazil
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new in the vaccination schedule against HPV in Brazil! From now on, immunization against this virus will be carried out in a single dose. The change took into account scientific studies on the topic and the most recent recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO). By reducing one dose, the Ministry of Health aims to expand vaccination coverage and further combat cervical cancer as a public health problem.

It is worth remembering, CH readers, that Boys and girls between 9 and 14 years old receive the HPV vaccine free of charge in the SUS, see? Immunization is essential to protect yourself from HPV is currently considered the most common sexually transmitted infection worldwide and the main cause of cervical cancer. This virus can also generate discomfort and the appearance of warts in the vagina or penis.

Until then, the country used a two-dose schedule to combat the infection – now you only need to go to the health center once to be protected.”A single vaccine will protect us for life against various types of disease and of cancer caused by HPV, such as cervical cancer. We will not let children and young people run this risk when they grow up”, wrote the Minister of Health, Nísia Trindade, in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

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Yes. You can contract the HPV virus in different ways and you may not always experience symptoms throughout your life. Transmission can happen through contact with infected skin or mucous membranes, but sexual contact – even without penetration, you know? – is the most common of them. In other words, anal sex and oral sex are also forms of contagion.

One in every two people has had, has or will have contact with the HPV virus (called papilloma virus) throughout your life. It is common for us to have contact with it during an unprotected relationship and for years to pass – there are reports of people who have spent decades – without showing any symptoms.

Hence, once again, the importance of getting vaccinated and protecting yourself, right? Don’t hesitate!

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