Phayao kicks off HPV vaccination campaign against cervical cancer for female students at Phayao Pittayakhom School.
On November 17, 2023, reporters reported that at the Huean Kham meeting room Phayao Pittayakhom School Mueang Phayao District, Phayao Province, Dr. Bunsiri Chansirimongkol, Public Health Supervisor Khetsuk presided over the opening ceremony. HPV vaccination campaign against cervical cancer in Phayao Province according to the policy of accelerating the administration of 1 million doses of HPV vaccine 100 days among women aged 11-20 years, Ministry of Public Health, with Dr. Ekachai Khamlue, Public Health Doctor of Phayao Province. was the speaker and Mr. Piya Jaichum, director of Phayao Pittayakhom School, gave a welcome speech.
From the statistics of cancer registration in Thailand in 2022 by the National Cancer Institute, it was found that Each year in Thailand there are 140,000 new cancer patients per year, or approximately 400 people per day, showing that Cancer is an important public health problem in Thailand. Because there is a tendency for disease rates to continually increase.
The top 5 most common cancers are liver and bile duct cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and colon and rectal cancer. and cervical cancer Moreover, from the cancer statistics of the World Health Organization. It was found that Thailand has 9,000 new cervical cancer cases per year and a death rate of nearly 5,000 cases per year. It is a common cancer among Thai people. It is the fifth highest cause of cancer. It is caused by the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) virus. There are 15 strains out of a total of 100, especially strains 16 and 18. However, the said virus can be prevented. You can get it with the vaccine. The Ministry of Public Health has designated the HPV vaccine as a vaccine according to the immunization plan. Injected into the target group of girls aged 11 years or equivalent to grade 5, 2 injections, spaced between injections at least 6 months.
From this increasingly common cervical cancer situation. Ministry of Public Health Recognizing the importance of HPV vaccination to prevent cervical cancer in fiscal year 2024, the Ministry of Public Health has set a policy to expedite the administration of 1 million doses of HPV vaccine 100 days among women aged 11-20 years in order to Accelerate the promotion Immunity to the HPV virus is accelerated and accumulated in people who have not received the vaccine or who have not been fully vaccinated. By specifying the action From 1 November 2023 onwards for vaccination report information. Prevent HPV cervical cancer in Phayao Province according to the policy of 1 million doses 100 days among women aged 11-20 years. As of November 16, 2023, there are people who have received vaccination services, accounting for 61.67 percent of the total target group.
Launching of a vaccination campaign to prevent cervical cancer, HPV, and creating awareness among school-age teenagers. to build strength Be mentally strong and wise in every way today. Received good cooperation From Phayao Pittayakhom School Phayao Secondary Educational Service Area Office Ministry of Education Phayao Province Red Cross Society Academic Center, Health Zone 1, Phayao Hospital and Phayao Provincial Public Health Office Ministry of Public Health Activities include vaccinations to prevent cervical cancer, HPV, and cervical cancer prevention knowledge exhibitions. Organizing activities to promote mental health School age and weekly campaign activities “Stop bullying in schools” had approximately 500 people participating in the activity.