World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

Preventing cervical cancer in Lao People's Democratic Republic

A grade-five girl is vaccinated against cervical cancer in her community in Vientiane Capital the week the HPV vaccine demonstration project was launched.
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Lao communities will hold smaller launches in districts across Vientiane Capital and Vientiane Province, the two areas selected to take part in the HPV vaccine demonstration project. To ensure full protection, they will vaccinate girls three times over the course of six months, as recommended.

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