Ciudad Juárez- The third national health week includes the vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the scheme.
According to the medical deputy director of the northern part of the secretariat of Sanitary Jurisdiction II, the intention is to apply the vaccine to girls in the fifth year of primary school that are eleven years old, because it is the leading cause of death. of cervical cancer.
"Due to lack of knowledge there is resistance from some parents to the use of this vaccine, but it is important for the health sector to promote awareness of the benefit of this vaccine, because it prevents their daughters in their adult stage from cervical cancer uterus, "said the director of medical assistance of the northern part of the undersecretary of Sanitary Jurisdiction II.
After one year there are three national health weeks, two of which include the HPV vaccine with two doses, and the first was used in this campaign.
The director of the school Fernando Montes de Oca, where he started the Third Vaccination Week, said that the institution took a recognition of recertification as promoters of health, because they took workshops focused on health as the dish of good food, the pot with good to take, talk to promote tax education and oral hygiene, deworming.
Approximately 200 girls were vaccinated against the virus, 90 percent of the people in the institution, the school director said. It is a process, in the beginning we are fighting, but the consciousness has already been made and ultimately it is for the good of everyone.
Dr Eva Gaytán, coordinator of the Healthcare for Children and Adolescents of the Sanitary Jurisdiction II, said that in the Western sector the disorders are in accordance with age, but there are more respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases and obesity in children.
The third national health week will take place from 13 to 19 October, with the goal of 13 thousand 150 doses of vaccines against HPV, 18 thousand 742 doses against measles, mumps and rubella and 131 thousand 503 doses of vaccines from Sabin, Dr. Víctor Talamantes, medical deputy director of the Northern Zone of the undersecretary of Sanitary Jurisdiction II.
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