New vaccines for Romania
From next year, children could be immunized with two new products, which will be introduced in national health programs. The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) are considering the introduction of two new vaccines in national immunization programs, starting next year, Victor Olsavszky, WHO's representative in Romania, announced on Monday. It is about the polio G vaccine, indicated in the active immunization of children against polio, and the vaccine against cervical cancer, launched in Romania in March. The first is already given to minors, but only orally, in the form of drops, and the second is found in pharmacies in Romania and can be administered on request.
Among the vaccines that are part of the national immunization programs are so far those against measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough. As for the papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, it has already been introduced to national vaccination programs in civilized countries. Many private clinics have already included HPV vaccination in the list of services they offer. The immunization schedule in Romania differs from that of other European countries and by the fact that we still have tuberculosis vaccinations, the incidence of the disease being ten times higher than the EU average.
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
April 18, 2007