The people of Klaipeda are in no hurry to vaccinate their daughters against human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, less than half of the nine-year-old girls are vaccinated. Moms do not hesitate about the recent vaccine on the vaccine, but doctors say the price of such dangers is extremely expensive.
Get away from long-term research
According to data from the Klaipėda department of the National Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health, almost 2,300 girls have been vaccinated in Klaipėda County for more than two years and have been vaccinated against human papilloma more than 980 in Klaipėda.
At first glance, it may seem that the number of vaccines was not so low, but after reviewing population statistics by age in Klaipėda, it is clear that there could be many more girls who were vaccinated.
This vaccine is, for the most part, an 11 year old girl.
Mothers ten years of age, mothers do not hesitate to question whether it is worth the vaccine. In his opinion, the human papilloma virus vaccine is still quite new, so it is unclear how the body will react to the vaccine after 10 or 20 years.
Or maybe this vaccine will "activate" another mechanism of cancer diseases? In addition, it is necessary to listen to controversial evaluations even of the lips of the medical personnel. Mothers interested in flaky taste lose their long-term vaccine test.
Do some mothers think they grew up without these vaccines and did not find out why they should be vaccinated with their child?
Get the Nobel Prize
Moms who doubt the vaccine are probably never exposed to oncological diseases.
"It is probable that mothers who questioned the vaccine did not have an oncological disease. They did not burn in their family or relatives, so it is difficult for them to assess the importance of the vaccine," said Jovita Kaunaitė, a gynecologist at Klaipėda Hospital.
The doctor recalled that a scientist who discovered that the human papillomavirus caused cervical cancer had received the Nobel Prize for 10 years. It was a coup d'etat in the treatment of a significant amount of women in cancer of the cervix.
According to J. Kaunaitė, if mothers knew how they treated for this disease, how they suffer, they certainly do not doubt the benefits of the vaccine.
What do sick people say?
Every year, up to 300 women die of cervical cancer in Lithuania. This figure would be significantly lower if pre-cancerous and carcinogenic cases were previously detected.
The doctor asks the dubious mothers to talk to women who are affected by this illness and ask them if they can get their daughters and grandchildren vaccinated.
"Yes, cancer of the cervix does not vaccinate a long time ago, but each side effect is carefully recorded, there are no deceptions to the eye. The complications are not different from other vaccines, which are local reactions: redness of the skin, swelling. No specific HPV virus complications were reported, "an obstetric gynecologist recalls mothers worried about relatively recent vaccinations.
J.Kaunaitė explained that HPV viruses are more than 200, but cervical cancer is only caused by certain high-risk viruses that protect the vaccine.
The treatment is long and problematic
According to J. Kaunaitė, primary health care centers are more prophylactic, the day surgery center faces more often the consequences of illnesses, already sick.
When cervical cancer is detected, if progress is not made yet, surgery is usually necessary. This is how much the cervix can be removed.
However, in most cases, the disease is detected in recent stages and the operations are much more complicated. A woman is traumatic both physically and emotionally. They suffer a lot of pain.
In most cases, only surgery is not enough, chemotherapy is awaiting diseased patients – a long and problematic treatment that affects women's quality of life.
Recently, there is a tendency for cervical cancer to affect younger women – an average of approximately 45-50 years.
The sooner the better
There are patients who are also requested by the Day Surgery Center for cervical cancer vaccines.
"The vaccine is recommended for women of all ages, but in the older age the vaccine will not be as effective as for girls who did not have sex. Research shows that the younger age, the greater the immune response, the body It is better in the fight against the virus that enters the body. For this reason it is recommended to have 11-year-old girls, "explained J. Kaunaitė.
According to the doctor, cervical cancer vaccines should be educated by primary care providers (family doctors). However, he regretted that colleagues due to the high workload could not focus on prophylaxis.
"Can sexual education participate in schools, nurses in schools?" – suggested the obstetric gynecologist.
The vaccine has an effect
Elvina Juknienė, Specialist Head of the Infectious Disease Management Division of the Klaipeda Department of the National Center for Public Health, asked to share information about the free vaccination of girls, said she still has not been able to evaluate the situation.
"Beginning on September 1, 2016, an 11-year-old girl from an infection by human papillomavirus, the number of vaccines is only estimated for 2017," he explained.