Guwahati: 16th November 2011
The Assam government has launched a pilot project to vaccinate girls against human papiloma virus (HPV) causing cervical cancer. Under the project, 300 girls in the age group of 13 to 26 years would be vaccinated in the first phase. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended vaccine, will be administered to the target group, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma said.
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