The function of the human papillomavirus vaccine is to prevent Indonesian women from getting cervical cancer which is one of the deadliest diseases in Indonesia. The following are the facts that the government will require the cervical cancer vaccine:
1. Cervical Cancer Vaccination Program has been started since 2021
This vaccination has been held since 2021 in several areas. However, it will be declared mandatory in 2023.
2. Free HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine
This vaccine is free of charge for Indonesian women. This policy facilitates the achievement of overall health and prudent prevention of the presence of HPV.
3. Vaccination targets are girls aged 10-13 years
The government targets female primary school children who are the target of mandatory vaccination. Meanwhile, groups of adolescent and adult women can vaccinate independently and at a cost at health facilities.
4. HPV/cervical cancer vaccine is important before marriage for women
The HPV vaccine is a form of prevention.