Yinchuan Women's Federation, the Yinchuan Municipal Health Commission and dxy.com under DXY, a leading digital healthcare technology company in China, jointly launched a campaign on May 20 to promote early HPV vaccination for women of appropriate age. The launching ceremony was held at the health center in Liangtian town of Jinfeng district, Yinchuan.
DXY donated 219,000 yuan ($32,828) for free HPV bivalent vaccines for 300 girls aged 9-14 in Yinchuan city. Of them, 200 were girls of school age in Liangtian town and Minning town of Jinfeng district, and 100 girls of school age were from families of medical staff participating in the fight against the epidemic.
Site of the launching ceremony [Photo provided to chinadaily.com]
HPV vaccination is a key strategy to prevent cervical cancer. Promoting cervical cancer interventions can reduce the economic burden on patients and their families and generate huge economic and social benefits.
Free cervical cancer vaccination is of great significance to the majority of low- and middle-income women as well as women in remote rural areas, said Liu Hongmei, chairman of the Yinchuan Women's Federation.
Girls register for HPV vaccine information. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com]
Before vaccination, the medical staff carefully inquired about the girls' physical conditions and explained that they should be observed after the vaccination.
The DXY vaccine service platform has helped many users achieve vaccine appointments and vaccinations since its establishment over a year ago. Up to now, the platform has covered more than 1,000 second-class vaccine cooperation institutions such as HPV, influenza, and herpes zoster in more than 200 cities.
Users can complete the whole process of vaccine services such as popularization, appointment, and vaccination of second-class vaccines via the DXY app and the applet.
A girl gets her first dose of the HPV vaccine. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com]
The public service activity was launched on March 8. It is expected that the 300 girls will finish their first doses by May 31 and finish the second dose by November 20.
It is the first time that the Ningxia Hui autonomous region has carried out free vaccination against HPV vaccine for women of appropriate age, which is of great significance to promoting the early vaccination of HPV vaccines among school-age women, the early prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, and the further protection of women's physical and mental health and quality of life.