Highlights

  • HPV vaccination drive announced
  • Shots free for a period of 3 years
  • Drive targets 9-14-year-old girls

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The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will be free for girls between 9 and 14 years of age for a period of 3 years.

 

India to launch free cervical cancer vaccination for girls aged 9 to 14 years

As part of the interim budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a cervical cancer vaccination drive targeting teen girls.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination will be free for girls between 9 and 14 years of age for a period of 3 years.

Reports suggest the government is stocking up 7 crore doses ahead of the campaign.

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in India, and fourth most common in the world.


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