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WHO, UNICEF Renews Support For Liberia’s Immunization Coverage

Two world bodies have renewed their commitment to helping Liberia improve in its immunization coverage.

World Health Organization and UNICEF said they were impressed that Liberia was adding to its national immunization program.

The two global institutions said cervical cancer was common but had not been detected often on Liberia because of the country’s weak health system.

A Health Ministry’s statement signed by its Communication Consultant, Mr. Sorbor George, said Liberia yesterday launched the Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia and targets the girl child at age 9.

Earlier, rallying calls were made for parents nationwide to carry their girl children for immunization  in communities, schools and health facilities. 

Liberia Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kate and Montserrado County Superintendent, Florence Brandy had urged parents to take advantage of the HPV Vaccine.

They both believe it’s free and has no side effect.

Cervical Cancer is transimutted during unprotected sex with an infected person.

It is one of the most common cancers affecting women in Liberia and other developing countries.

The vaccine is most effective if administered to iris when they are young before exposure to HPV that occurs with the onset of sexual activity

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