The Globocan data in 2012 showed that there were 26 women in Indonesia who died every day from cervical cancer. This means, every 1 hour, at least one woman dies of cancer caused by the human papillomavirus. HPV vaccine is an effort to prevent transmission of this virus.
So, if an HPV vaccine can be given early, when can girls get this vaccine? Here's the review.
What age do girls need to get the HPV vaccine?
HPV infection in women can cause abnormal cell growth in the cervix or cervix. In some women, abnormal cell growth can develop into cervical cancer.
Cervical cancer tends to occur in women aged 35-55 years (at productive age). But it does not rule out the possibility can also appear in women who are younger.
As reported by one of the journals at the National Center for Biotechnology Information website, there are 21 percent of women aged 20-29 years who have cervical cancer, even accounting for one percent of women under the age of 20 who have this deadly cancer. There are also an average of 14 cases of cervical cancer per year in girls aged 15-19 years.
Protect your daughter from cervical cancer by giving HPV vaccination. Don't think that HPV vaccination can only be given to adults.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention you can give HPV vaccination to your child or daughter, when he is 11 or 12 years old. As reported by Kompas, the Indonesian Pediatrician Association even recommends HPV vaccination in children since the age of 10 years.
Provision of a cervical cancer vaccine is recommended according to age
The way the HPV vaccine works is by stimulating antibodies as the body's immune response to HPV, where antibodies are captured to kill HPV so that the HPV virus cannot enter the cervix (cervix).
For women, a cervical cancer vaccine is recommended for two or three doses. For children aged 10-13 years, you can give two doses. The first dose is given at that age range (10-13 years) and the second dose can be given at 6 months to 12 months thereafter.
Whereas, for children over this age, the dose of administration is given three times, namely the 0th month, 1st or 2nd month, and 6th month. Antibodies formed during twice administration at the age of 10-13 are equivalent to giving three doses during administration over 13 years.
The dose of the vaccine is believed to be a long-term protection from HPV infection. If when your child is a teenager and the vaccine dosage is incomplete, it's a good idea to consult a doctor to complete the vaccine dose. So, immediately do HPV vaccination on your daughter, protect your beloved baby from deadly cervical cancer.
Is HPV vaccination safe for children?
HPV vaccine is very effective at preventing cervical cancer. According to a study published in the International Journal of Women 's Health, the 95 percent HPV vaccine is able to provide protection against diseases caused by the HPV virus for almost 10 years.
You don't need to worry too, because this vaccine is proven to be safe for children. So far, no serious side effects have been proven to be caused by vaccines. As reported by the health site WebMD, side effects that may appear after vaccination are only temporary, such as pain in the place that is injected, and will disappear in a short time.
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