Kenyans 'to wait 20 years' to see effects of HPV vaccine

What you need to know:

  • A gynaecologist say that since the vaccine is being issued to 10-year-old school girls, the effects will be seen when they are about 30 years old, or in the year 2040.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the vaccine in Mombasa last week, placing Kenya in a list of 10 other African countries.
  • The gynaecologist further urged women to get the services from recognised health facilities in order to prevent maternal deaths.

Kenyans will start enjoying the fruits of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine in 20 years, according to a gynaecologist.


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