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India to launch vaccine against cervical cancer today

India will introduce a locally created cervical cancer vaccination today. The “quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine” was created in collaboration between the Department of Biotechnology and the Serum Institute of India. The immunization was given the drug controller general of India’s approval in July.

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister, will introduce the much anticipated vaccine in Delhi. There is evidence that the vaccine is 85–90% effective. With two doses of the vaccine given to girls between the ages of 9 and 14 years, it is predicted that the number of female cancer patients in India will be greatly reduced in the future. According to studies, there won’t be a single occurrence of cervical cancer 30 years after the vaccination was launched in India.

In India, one of the top three malignancies affecting women is cervical cancer. One of the uncommon cancers brought on by a virus. Women’s cervix is affected by cervical cancer. India is responsible for one-fifth of all cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In India, there are 1.23 lakh new cases and 67,000 fatalities reported each year.

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