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Girls get less jab against cervical cancer

Feb 2nd 2014 at 10:38 PM

Girls get less jab against cervical cancer

Girls under fifteen have now not three but two jabs to protect against cervical cancer them.

Girls over the fifteen have still three. It reports the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) Tuesday.

Research by the manufacturer to show that two injections work well against human papilla virus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

Hitherto it was so that girls a second injection given one month after the first. A few months later came the third. The second injection is now deleted. In the new scheme is between the first and the second vaccination over a period of six months.


HPV is a common and highly contagious virus that is transmitted through sexual contact. Usually clears the body the virus itself. Sometimes cannot. If the virus remains long that can lead to cervical cancer. The chance of this is small.

In the thirteen years that girls are, they receive an invitation to the sting.

"Forty percent of Dutch is too fat '

Of the Dutch population was 30 percent in 2012 moderately overweight. In addition, 10 percent had severe obesity.

This has the CBS reported Tuesday. According to the statistics office, the number of overweight Dutch risen steadily over the past decades.








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