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By providing the required information, you will get a list of vaccines you should have received according to the National Vaccination Program. Reference: National Institute of Health and Welfare History of the vaccination program

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Papilloma virus, HPV

The papilloma virus (human papilloma virus, HPV) is the most significant cause of cervical cancer. The vaccination is given in the National Vaccination Program to girls aged 10-12 years.

The virus is transmitted through sexual intercourse and oral sex. The HPV vaccination prevents papilloma virus infections and so prevents precursors of cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer and thus also these cancers. The vaccination is the most effective when given before the person becomes sexually active.

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Vaccinations are no longer needed
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Smallpox is the only disease that has been globally eradicated. Other diseases, such as measles, are a good example of the importance of maintaining vaccination coverage.

Vaccinations cause autism
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The study that linked the MMR vaccine with autism has been proved false. Vaccine safety is carefully monitored and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

Vaccines should not be administered to pregnant women
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Many vaccines benefit the health of the mother as well as the child.

Do vaccines contain dangerous amounts of toxins?
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The quantities are much lower than what we take in from food and beverages and our living environment, in general.

Vaccinations are not necessary for nearby travel
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The most important vaccines for travellers are the same basic immunisations that are recommended to be kept up to date even in Finland. Even those travelling to nearby regions should get the Hepatitis A vaccine and the influenza vaccine. Tick-borne encephalitis is found in regions including the Swedish archipelago.

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16.9.2019

HPV, or human papilloma virus, causes several cancers.

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26.7.2019

Hepatitis, or liver infection, is the biggest killer after tuberculosis and nine times more prevalent than HIV. Hepatitis A and B are preventable with immunisation.

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3.7.2019

According to the National Infectious Diseases Register maintained by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), 16 cases of measles were diagnosed in Finland in 2018.