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Kenyan doctors warn against HPV vaccination of girls

NAIROBI (CNS): Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association have warned against a mass human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme for young girls planned for September. The infection is sexually transmitted and can lead to cancer of the cervix.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health arranged for two free doses of the vaccine—administered 10 months apart— to be given to 10-year-old girls. The vaccines will be available at 9,000 private, public and faith-based health facilities.

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