The program to vaccinate girls against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) has successfully applied a total of 1,500 vaccines at a junior high school in Nuevo Laredo.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
By: América Álvarez
NUEVO LAREDO.- The Deputy Director of Medical Services of the Family Integral Development (DIF for its name in Spanish), Irma Suchowitzki Stadelman, mentioned that they have already appplied 1,500 vaccines against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to the girls at the Junior High School No. 80.
“We just finished vaccinating the girls from the Junior High School No. 80, this was just the first phase of the program and it has been very successful, now we just need to conclude by applying the third dose to the girls from the special education school and those from the General Junior High School No. 3,” she explained.
Suchowitzky Stadelman, mentioned that in total they’ve applied 2,220 vaccines in the city, which makes this program a complete success. She also added that they will continue to work protecting the young girls from this virus, because it has been proven that it is one of the main factors that triggers cervical cancer.
The third dose is programmed for June, and there are a total of 720 vaccines, which will be applied for girls of the special education school and the Junior High School No. 3.
The next badge of immunizations is contemplated to be applied to the girls of the General Junior High School No. 5, where they will apply 1,536 doses.
“For the girls of the Junior High School No. 5 we have all the support from the Habitat program, which will be providing the 1,536 vaccines, to protect these girls from HPV,” Suchowitzki Stadelman commented.
These vaccines will be applied to girls between 12 and 15 years of age who have not have had any sexual contact, therefore they are evaluating each and every girl through a poll that will determine if they are candidates for the immunization or not.
Dr. Suchowitzki has mentioned that so far the support she has received from the parents of these girls has been great.
“I never thought that the parents were going to respond like this, because we always invite them to a prep talk and they are very punctual, it is something we truly appreciate, because the first and most important thing is to make contact with the parents,” Suchowitzki concluded.