Launched a few weeks ago, the vaccination campaign against the papillomavirus (HPV), an infection causing numerous cancers such as that of the cervix, continues in 5th grade classes.e.
In the Loire, it was at the Anne-Franck college, in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, that the first students rolled up their sleeves to have the serum administered. The establishment then acted as a test site for the organization of this operation which had mobilized the Department, the Regional Health Agency and the Primary Health Insurance Fund. 59 students had received their dose. Since then, the operation has been extended to all public colleges in the department.
Teaching after the death of a teenager
Following the death, on October 19, in Saint-Herblain, in Loire-Atlantique, of a schoolboy, who fell heavily on the back of the head following discomfort, fifteen minutes after the injection, he is now recalled to the teams vaccination the need for post-vaccination monitoring.
The recommendation, as part of this monitoring recommended by the ARS, provides in particular, for 15 minutes after the injection, “that the adolescent should preferably lie on floor mats or blankets if these are available or sit on the floor, leaning against a wall in an open space. Renaud Gaudeul, public prosecutor of Nantes, explained that he “does not have any evidence to confirm that the vaccine product itself is the cause of the death. The cause of death was the injury caused by the fall. »
As a reminder, this vaccination is not obligatory and parental consent is required.