Public Health will invest RD$200 million in vaccines against Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
SANTO DOMINGO. The Ministry of Public Health, through the Expanded Immunization Program (PAI) will introduce, starting in 2014 the vaccination against the Human Palillomavirus (HPV), with an initial investment of over RD$200 million.
This was reported by the director of the PAI, Dr. Zacarias Garib, who said that the the political will exists and they are carrying out great efforts in order to introduce in the country the vaccine that prevents cervical cancer in young women.
He said that he hopes to have some 300,000 doses by the middle of 2014, since the HPV vaccine was a part of the budget for next year.
He reported that they are working to strengthen the programs of early detection of tumors related with the Human Papillomavirus.
In this same vein, they are training the personnel that work in the different vaccination centers of the Ministry of Public Health so as to strengthen the network of cold storage which allows the vaccine to be preserved.
Likewise the director of the PAI reported that some 300,000 doses have already been applied against the seasonal outbreak of the flu in elderly adults that live in day care centers and shelters for the aged that are spread throughout the country.
These contain the recommended strains recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Northern Hemisphere, such as AH1N1; AH3N2 and Influenza B.
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