Immunization Assignment | HPV Immunization

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[Organization Name][Date]PROJECTPROPOSALHPV IMMUNIZATIONPrepared for: Management teamPrepared by:1
Table of contentsSummaryBackgroundProposal DetailsNext StepsReferences2
1.SummaryImmunization programs in New Zealand exist in a two-foldset of initiatives including a National Immunization Schedulethat primarily focuses on young children up to 12 years and theNationally Recommended and Funded vaccinations. The role ofboth programs is to ensure that the population is safe fromvulnerabilities to lethal diseases. There has been a highprevalence of cancer that forms the hallmark of this project.The initiative is meant to revamp the approach toimplementation of the HPV immunization program.HPV is fully understood as the Human Papillomavirus which ismainly passed through sexual activity. The HPV virus is knownto proliferate other conditions such as cervical cancer in womenand other diseases in men. The HPV immunization program wasinitiated in 2008 and was mainly for women. Recently, theapplication has been made free for both males and females.This program is meant to work to increase the level of which theproject may see its success. Some of the strategies includefocusing on the most vulnerable populations such as theWhanau who are most exposed to the disease. This may involvepublic awareness concerning the need for immunization forboth children and young adults.The relevance for this initiative is based on the little statisticsthat keep Bay of Plenty as one of the leading areas affected bycancers. According to the figures, there is a significantly higherrate of cancer reports in the field than the rest of nation.Further, there is a higher prevalence of HPV virus among thepopulation. Some of the primary issues to address involve therole of social perceptions concerning the immunization to beencouraging sexual promiscuity. Also, it is also essential to takenote of the tendency of high poverty levels to be related to theonset of cancers and effective ways of preventing thedevelopment of the diseases. One of the methods is ensuringthat preventable factors such as HPV are dealt with.3
Background2.The target suggested is the increase in immunizations forcommunities in New Zealand. The immunization programs are mainlyfacilitated by the locally approved vaccinators. According to Ministry ofHealth, (2017) the main vaccinators that are supported for this targetinclude any local programs specifically recommended by a medicalhealth officer of the area or the National Immunization Schedule andnationally endorsed and funded vaccinations for particular groups. TheNational Immunization Schedule is usually aimed at providingvaccinations against diseases for children aged six weeks to 12 years(Udy, 2008). The rationale for increased immunizations is to ensure thebest possible health protection for children and to reduce theprevalence of lethal disease among the younger population. Veryyoung children are usually at most risk of developing diseases sincetheir body immune systems are not exposed to dangerous infectiousconditions. If there might emerge infectious and lethal diseases thatare likely to affect other groups, the program has allowed fundedvaccinations for particular groups. The coverage of immunizationprograms for the National Immunization Schedule has seen significantsuccess. For instance, in 2017, their immunization of eligiblecandidates was well above 80% for most immunization services(Ministry of Health, 2017). The implication is that there are minimalchanges that should be made to create an improvement in theimmunization prospects.Some of the current HPV related health initiatives in Bay of Plenty areainclude the Pasifika HPV promotion that focuses on Pacific Islanderfemales using incentives to encourage HPV immunizations. For thistarget, we focus on a health initiative that is inclusive of childrenvaccinated under the National Immunization Schedule and olderpopulations. The HPV immunization is government funded and isprovided for children at the age of 8 years to 26-year-old young adults.The HPV Immunization Program was initiated as early as 2008. TheHPV began as an initiative to help prevent cancer causing HPVinfections. The effort started through evaluation of similar strategiesthat were already commenced overseas. The currently available HPVvaccination is approved by Medsafe to be safe for use on humans. Alsoup to 125 other countries are using the same immunization and haveestablished that the prevention is long lasting. According to NewZealand Herald, (2011), there are still up to 150 cases of cervicalcancer among older women in the entire nation every year. Theperception is that the prevalence of disease-causing infections isalways relatively high and requires the attention of governmentalprograms. The main idea behind the HPV virus is to introduce to thebody, a non-infectious version of the HPV virus to trigger preventiveantibodies that can keep the patient immune from infection.4
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