13 Jun 2013

Vanuatu launches cervical cancer vaccination campaign

3:24 pm on 13 June 2013

Health authorities in Vanuatu have launched a cervical cancer vaccination campaign.

It will cover more than 3,000 girls who are 12 years old.

The programme, which comes after a screening exercise on Efate in 2008, will be extended over five years from next week.

The national coordinator of public health in Vanuatu, Apisai Tokon, says the vaccine offers the greatest protection for girls at the age of 12.