Reaching out to marginalised groups to provide free HPV vaccines

Aside from cervical cancer, HPV vaccination can also help prevent cancers of the vulva, vagina, penis, anus and mouth/throat. — Filepic

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination catch-up programme for female secondary students nationwide is expected to begin next year (2024).

This is after school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine shortages resulted in a pause in this part of the National Immunisation Programme (NIP), said Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa.

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