Clarification on HPV

The Cayman Islands Cancer Society wishes to clarify some of the statements in the HPV article in the Health section published on Thursday, 23 November.

The HPV vaccine is not yet available in the Cayman Islands. However, the Cancer Society has invited a medical consultant from the vaccine’s manufacturer, Merck Sharp and Dohme to the Cayman Islands to provide an educational session to medical professionals to provide them with information and studies pertaining to the vaccine.

While the vaccine has been approved in the United States and other countries it is in the process of being introduced in other countries and regions including the Caribbean.

The Society hopes that in conjunction with the Public Health Department there will be a further statement on the vaccine’s availability and guidelines for the usage of the vaccine in the future.

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