By Own Correspondent- Pupils nationally have been vaccinated against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), ZimEye has established.
In Chitungwiza, girls were vaccinated today in an exercise being rolled out by government to vaccinate school-going girls against cervical cancer.
In a report published in a local publication, government revealed that the exercise will ensure that over a million girls are vaccinated against the disease that kills four women in Zimbabwe every day.
The Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said in a statement:
“Over a million girls aged 10 to 15 years are set to receive the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine this week up to May 31.
“The government has adopted a school-based approach for the vaccination programme, hence parents, guardians, teachers, churches and communities are urged to rally behind the ministries of Health and Education and encourage all eligible girls to receive this life-saving vaccine.”
Mavima thanked global partners, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations) and Vaccine Alliance among others for their support in providing adequate vaccines.