Kenya Rolls Out Cervical Cancer Vaccination

The Human Papillomavirus vaccine that targets approximately 800,000, 10-year-old girls will be administered in two doses six months apart free of charge across the country. The vaccine is safe and aims at protecting adolescent girls against cervical cancer infection, according to Benda Kithaka, a civil society representative working with communities to eliminate cancer.

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki witnesses the vaccination a 10 year old girl with HPV vaccine at Othaya Health Centre in Nyeri County on Thursday, October 24.


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