Parents are reluctant to vaccinate their daughters against papilloma


San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

To apply the vaccine against human papilloma (HPV) for girls, the nursing staff of the health center Miguel Paz Barahona He gives lectures in schools to immunize them later.

O vaccine applies to girls under 12 years of age, and Miguel Paz Barahona plans to immunize 2,932. At the San Pedro Sula level, the population to be vaccinated is 7,964 girls.

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Mirna Bueso, supervisor of Miguel Paz Barahona's vaccination program, explained that 11-year-old boys and girls are also being vaccinated against tetanus. He plans to inject 16,236 across the city.

"Girls under 12 are in school, and that's the purpose of giving talks, and then the vaccine is given. We have to vaccinate 2,932 girls who belong to the Miguel Paz Barahona health center," he said, adding that the center receives very few parents to vaccinate their children and so the campaign in schools.

He commented that there are responsible parents who take their daughters to health centers. "But we go to schools, and that's where we get the girls. This vaccine protects against cancer of the cervix, which is killing our women," he said.

Of this vaccine are two doses. The second is applied six months after the first, and is thus protected against viruses type 16 and 18, which are the cause of cervical cancer.

Attentions Dermatologist Cándido Mejía reported that in the outpatient clinic in Rivas, between six and ten people with warts are treated each month. He said there are 200 types of the HPV virus, but not all affect the genital area, since they also appear in the mouth.

At the Leonardo Martínez hospital, 30 women with genital warts arrive weekly. The dermatologist and venerologist Jorge López reported that the treatment for these patients is with cryotherapy. "Patients progress very well with this treatment," said the specialist.


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