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Doctor hopes to save 300,000 lives with HPV vaccination


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Dr. Ivan Steledi, director of the Blokhin National Medical Research Center for Oncology, said that in 2024 the HPV vaccine will be added to the list of mandatory vaccinations in Russia.

In an interview with the newspaper Izvestia, Stellidy indicated that according to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, about 80 percent of girls under the age of 15 should be vaccinated to combat the spread of cervical cancer.

“If we follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization, we will save about 300,000 lives in the coming decades,” he says.

And he adds, explaining that the human papillomavirus can cause cancer of the cervix, penis and anus. Vaccination against the virus is the best way to prevent these tumors.

And the specialist notes that this vaccine never affects reproductive function and its complete harmlessness has been proven.

Source: Izvestia newspaper.

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