Sunday, March 9, 2008

Canada to fund voluntary HPV vaccines for girls

The province of Manitoba, Canada, has pledged to spend C$10 million to provide the quadrivalent Gardasil HPV vaccine to girls between 4th and 8th grade. Experts cite the responsibility of public health to provide protection and prevent girls from the initial infection. Approximately 40,000 doses are to be available on a voluntary basis for girls in this province over the next 3 years. Go Manitoba, go.

-Rebecca Hebner

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