Now it's easier to register your child for HPV vaccination. Remember: it is protection against cancer

Now it's easier to register your child for HPV vaccination.  Remember: it is protection against cancer

Registering your child for the HPV vaccination is now even easier. You don't have to call or turn on your computer. Just a few clicks on your phone and you're done. See how to do it.

Currently, a program of free vaccinations for children against HPV is being implemented in Poland. It can be used by teenagers who are over 11 years old and have not yet celebrated their 14th birthday. Such HPV vaccinations are aimed at both girls and boys. Remember: vaccinating your child is extremely important – it prevents, among others, cervical cancer and other cancers that may be caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The vaccine is completely free and safe. It is widely used in as many as 125 countries.

How to quickly register your child for the HPV vaccination?

Information has appeared on the government website that now parents can register their child for vaccination against HPV in an even faster and easier way. Recently, this can be done via the MojeIKP application – as a result, it only takes a few clicks on your phone.

To register your child for such vaccination, you must first log in to your account and then go to your child's account. Then go to the e-health category and press “Treatment plan”. There you need to select the “Registration for appointments” tab and press “Make an appointment”. All you need to do is select the type of vaccination, as well as the date and location. Finally, you just need to confirm your choice. The saved vaccination date can be found in your treatment plan in the MojeIKP application.

Other ways to register your child for HPV vaccination

The MojeIKP application is a quick and convenient way to register your child for vaccination against HPV, but it is not the only method. You can also do it via the Online Patient Account and a special hotline. Just call +48 800 100 101 and make an appointment (this should be done between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.). Another way is to register your child at a Primary Health Care (POZ) clinic.

By contacting the vaccination point directly, you can change the vaccination date or cancel your visit. Remember that the child must be healthy on the day of vaccination – it cannot have any symptoms of acute infection or high fever.

Why is it so important to vaccinate your child against HPV?

The HPV virus is responsible for cervical cancer, but also for other cancers. Vaccination against this virus is therefore a real protection against cancer. It is very important that the child is vaccinated against potential exposure to HPV infection – this most often occurs through sexual contact. The vaccine will be most effective if the child takes it before sexual intercourse. It is for this reason that the universal HPV vaccination program covers boys and girls aged 12-13. Very important: boys should also be vaccinated against HPV.

The program provides HPV vaccines in two doses. The intervals between them range from 6 to 12 months. Remember: the vaccine is very effective in preventing cervical cancer, which is one of the most common cancers in women. However, it also protects against other cancers, such as anal, vulvar, vaginal and penile cancer.

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