WHO and vaccine group back ‘critical’ cervical cancer shots

FILE PHOTO: A woman from Beijing receives an injection of the Gardasil 9 human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which, according to local media, is the first in mainland China, at a hospital in Boao, Hainan province, China May 30, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File photo

LONDON – A vaccine given to girls to protect them against a virus that causes cervical cancer is a “critical” health tool and access to it should be scaled up as swiftly as possible, especially in poorer countries, cancer experts said on Monday. Figures from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer […]

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