The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Deputy Minister of Basic Education, Mr Enver Surty will launch an HPV vaccination campaign in South Africa in order to protect girls from getting cervical cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in South Africa.
From 10 March 2014 all grade four girls who are nine years and older will be provided with the opportunity to receive the HPV vaccination at schools. Each girl will receive two doses of the HPV vaccination; the first dose will be in March/April and the second dose in September/October.
HPV vaccination teams will visit schools during these two periods to vaccinate the girls that are eligible for the vaccination.
SOURCE: South African Official News