health Twelve-year-olds immunized against HPV, the human papillomavirus, increased.
According to data from the Public Health Authority for 2018, 84% are vaccinated today, compared with 75% -80% in previous measurements.
The data are based on data in the vaccine registry and a significant increase throughout the country.
"It's very positive that more and more girls are immune to themselves," says Epidemiologist Tia Lipstick in a press release.
It is estimated that both due to the actual increase, but also to improve the registry.
HPV vaccines protect against the types of viruses that cause about 70% of all cervical cancers. In Sweden, since 2012, girls have been vaccinated in the national general vaccination program. The Health Authority suggested to the government that the boys be covered as well.