Sensitization prog on HPV vaccines held at Upper Tanak School

Gangtok, 25 May:

A sensitization programme regarding the State Government’s initiative to provide free HPV [Human Papilloma Virus] vaccination to girls aged between 09-14 was held today at Upper Tanak Primary School in South Sikkim.

The programme was attended by panchayats, teachers, parents and students.

The HPV vaccination campaign is scheduled to begin as a trial from the first week of June.

The initial one week vaccination will cover all schools and educational institutions and the second week will be focused on drop-out children or children who do not go to school, the resource persons informed added.