Amit Shah launched the first HPV vaccine made in India, know its benefits

HPV Vaccine Launch: The country has got the first indigenous vaccine against cervical cancer. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has launched the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). Today (January 24) on the occasion of Girl’s Day, Amit Shah said that this vaccine will protect people from cervical cancer.

The first vaccine launched to prevent HPV‍ Sean

Let us tell you that the experts of the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Central Government’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) were engaged in making the HPV Vaccine for several months. About 5 months ago, his vaccine was prepared in the name of ‘Quadrivalent Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (qHPV)’. Now the HPV vaccine has been officially launched. This is the first such vaccine made in India.

This vaccine can prevent cancer

Through this indigenous vaccine, people will be able to avoid cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is especially fatal for women. It affects the cells (cells) of the cervix in women. Cervix is ​​the lower part of the uterus, which is connected to the vagina itself. Cancer affects the cells of this part.

HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, women are at risk

According to experts, most cases of cervical cancer are caused by different strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted disease, which appears as a wart in the genitalia. Then gradually it turns cervical cells into cancer cells. Therefore, HPV vaccine has been launched on the occasion of Girl Child Day.

For how much money can this vaccine be available?

The cost of this vaccine has not been revealed yet. Preparations are being made to launch it in the market. However, it was said in media reports that this vaccine will be cheap and its price will be between Rs 200 to 400.

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