[north-west] - MEC urges parents to get behind HPV vaccination drive

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Johannesburg - North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha on Monday urged parents and caregivers to sign consent forms for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination.

The vaccination campaign to prevent cervical cancer is set to come to an end on March 15. The Health Department together with the Department of Education and Sports Development. They worked with health school nurses to kick start the first round of the vaccination last month. This was done in an effort to safeguard the health of young girls.

The campaign targeted grade four girl pupils at public schools, who are aged nine.

It is run twice a year by the Department of Health. And the second dose will be administered between August and September 2019....

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