Nothing is more important than health regardless you are studying or working. Therefore, it is time to start taking of yourself, girls! In this very post, I have some useful information on the HPV Vaccination Program (PVHPV).
This program is initiated by Population and Family Development Board Malaysia (LPPKN) under the prevision of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) with the aim to to reduce the occurrences of disease due to Cervical Cancer in women in the next 20 years.
The goal for this vaccination drive is to:
- To administer HPV vaccination to all girls born in the year 1993 and 1994 that belongs to the "catch up group"
- To protect Malaysian women from the risk of HPV infection
- To lessen the risk of cervical cancer among women in Malaysia.
With the goals above, it is targeted to combat cervical cancer in which there are abnormal cervic cell growth in the body. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main culprit (about 99.7%) causing cervical cancer . Vaccination against this HPV might reduce death by 2/3 . Currently, Malaysia's 3rd most common cancer is cervical cancer which is staggering to know!
Eligibility and Schedule
All women from the age of 18 and above and is not pregnant is eligible for the free HPV vaccine. Under the government initiative, from 2nd of October to 16th November, LPPKN will be going to Universities in Klang Valley, Sabah and Sarawak to give out free vaccine to all the selected Universities students. The vaccination programme starts at 9am to 4pm. The schedule is as below and 1st session map is attached below :
· Taylor's University College @Syopz - 2nd October 2013
· Tunku Abdul Rahman University College - 9th October 2013
· Universiti Islam Antarabangsa - 23 October 2013
· Universiti Putra Malaysia – 2nd November 2013
· 1Borneo Mall - 12 November 2013
· UniMas Sarawak - 14 November 2013
For those who complete all three doses, they will be given a free pass to a concert with locally-renowned artistes that is scheduled in the second quarter of 2014. (2nd March 2014)
In the immediate, participants from each university or college who register to vaccinate in a group of five or more will be eligible for a lucky draw, with the prize being a fully-sponsored Girls Day Out session. (The destination of full expense paid Girls Day Out will be a secret but we promise it will be something really fun )
Apart from the roadshow, eligible participants can also receive the HPV vaccination at any one of the 58 LPPKN Nur Sejahtera clinics or health centres at public universities nationwide.
For further information on the LPPKN HPV Vaccination Programme for Women as well as information on the roadshow locations, log on to http://facebook.com/PVHPV
Mark Your Calendar Now!!!!