New Hainan Client, Nanhai Net, Nanguo Metropolis Daily News on October 29 (Reporter Su Guixu) On October 29, a mother and daughter successfully completed the first injection in Hainan at the United Family International Vaccine Center in the Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone in Boao. Expanded vaccination of the nine-valent human papillomavirus vaccine (nine-valent HPV vaccine).
”My daughter and I are both outside the 9-valent vaccination age. After this age expansion, we can be vaccinated together, and I am very happy. In particular, my daughter can be vaccinated with the 9-valent vaccine earlier to avoid the risk of cancer.” Ms. Cheng who received the first injection and After completing the vaccination, the daughter said that the vaccination process and service were very good.
Young women are being vaccinated with the nine-valent HPV vaccine in Boao United Family. Photo by reporter Su Guichu
Previously, the vaccine was only available to women between the ages of 16 and 26. In August this year, the nine-valent HPV vaccine was approved by the National Medical Products Administration for age-expansion vaccination, which can be expanded to 9-45-year-old females.
Once the news was announced, it attracted a lot of attention. “We are very excited about the news that the nine-valent HPV vaccine has been approved to expand the applicable age, and more women will benefit from it in the future.” Director Sun Lianying, chief physician of the Hainan Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said: “HPV vaccination is a first-class cervical cancer. Prevention is the first important line of defense to eliminate cervical cancer.”
The first 9-valent HPV vaccine in Hainan was successfully implemented in Boao United Family, thanks to the strong support of the only “medical special zone” in the country, the Lecheng Pioneer District.
Since the inoculation of the first nine-valent HPV vaccine in mainland China on May 30, 2018, Boao United Family Vaccine Center has actively promoted the implementation of international standard general medical services and vaccination services in Hainan Free Trade Port.
Hainan’s first nine-valent HPV vaccine for age-expansion vaccination landed in Boao United Family. Photo by reporter Su Guichu
The relevant person in charge of the Lecheng Administration said: “Up to now, Lecheng has basically achieved the “three synchronizations” of medical technology, equipment, and drugs with the international advanced level. Promote the high-standard and high-quality development of international medical tourism and high-quality medical services in the Lecheng Pilot Area.”
Guo Ying, director of Hainan Boao United Family Medical Center, said that while providing nine-valent cervical cancer vaccine, the hospital also launched various medical services to protect women’s health in an all-round way. The successful implementation of the nine-valent HPV vaccine in Hainan will benefit the local and huge migratory bird population in Hainan.
In recent years, the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer in my country have been increasing year by year. The study showed that the HPV infection rate among Chinese women showed a “bimodal” distribution by age: the first peak was at 17-24 years old, and the second peak was at 40-44 years old. The HPV vaccine is highly effective in preventing infections that have not occurred. At present, United Family Healthcare has conducted more than 15,000 gynecological cancer screenings in Hebei, Sichuan, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Inner Mongolia and Yunnan. The next step will be to comprehensively promote the age-expansion work of the nine-valent HPV vaccine, and use practical actions to help the prevention and treatment of cervical cancer in my country.