Tuesday, September 24, 2013

HPV Vaccination campaign by LPPKN

To be honest, we always heard of cancer.

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 7.6 million deaths. Cancers also differ among men and women. One of the frequent cancer cases happen on women is cervical cancer.

Cervicalcancer is a disease in which cells in the cervix grow abnormally. Almost 99.7% of cervical cancer cases are caused by the humanpapillomavirus (HPV). With vaccination against cervical cancer, it helps to reduce deaths by as much as two-thirds.

The National Cancer Registry in 2007 reported that as many as 847new cases of cervical cancer were detected. This means that on average, abouttwo to three new cases were confirmed every day. Cervical cancer is the thirdmost common cancer affecting Malaysian women.

It is the third most common cancer among Malaysians and this should be stop and prevent!

Therefore, LPPKN, Population and Family Development Board Malaysia ( under the prevision of Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development KPWKM) introduced the HPV Vaccination Program (PVHPV).

The main objective of this vaccination program is to reduce the load of disease as a cause of Cervical Cancer for the next 20 years to come. The goal for this vaccination drive is:

To administer HPV vaccination to girls born in the year 1993 and 1994 that belongs to the "catch up group"

To protect Malaysian women from the risk of HPV infection

To lessen the risk of cervical cancer among women in Malaysia.


Allwomen from the age of 18 and above and is not pregnant is eligible for the freeHPV vaccine. Under the government initiative, from 2nd October to 16thNovember, LPPKN will be going to Universities in Klang Valley, Sabah andSarawak to give out free vaccine to all the selected Universities students. Thevaccination programme starts from 9am to 4pm.

Date: 2nd October 2013

Location : Syopz @ Taylor’s Lakeside

Charges/ Payment: For girls born in 1993 and 1994 (ITS FREE), for others its only RM180! Its much more cheaper compare to getting a vaccination done outside


Guess what's more!

Participants from each university or college who register tovaccinate in a group of 5 or more will be eligible for a lucky draw, withthe prize being a fully-sponsored Girls Day Out session. (The destination offull expense paid Girls Day Out will be a secret but we promise it will besomething really fun )

PS: For those who complete all threedoses of vaccination, they will be given a free pass to a concert with locally-renownedartistes that is scheduled in the second quarter of 2014. (2nd March2014)

For further information on theLPPKN HPV Vaccination Programme for Women as well as information on theroadshow locations, log on to http://facebook.com/PVHPV


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