Vaccine against HPV in boys in the National Immunizations Program/2017

Authors

  • Carla Magda Allan S. Domingues
  • Ana Goretti Kalume Maranhão

Abstract

The Ministry of Health, through the National Immunizations Program (NIP), expanded, in 2014, the National Vaccine Calendar with the introduction of the quadrivalent vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the Public Health System (SUS). The vaccination, in conjunction with current cervical cancer follow- up initiatives will allow for the prevention of this disease in the coming decades. Today, the disease represents the fourth main cause of death by neoplasms among women in Brazil, with an estimate of 15,000 cases and 5,000 deaths per year(1). [...]

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Author Biographies

Carla Magda Allan S. Domingues

General Coordination of the National Immunization Program Department of Transmissible Disease Surveillance - Health Surveillance SecretariatMinistry of Health - Brazil.

Ana Goretti Kalume Maranhão

General Coordination of the National Immunization ProgramDepartment of Transmissible Disease Surveillance - Health Surveillance SecretariatMinistry of Health - Brazil.

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Published

2022-08-09

How to Cite

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Domingues CMAS, Maranhão AGK. Vaccine against HPV in boys in the National Immunizations Program/2017. DST [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 9 [cited 2024 Jul. 12];28(3):96-8. Available from: https://www.bjstd.org/revista/article/view/773

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Letter from the Editor