Provision Of HPV Vaccination In Puskesmas?
Good afternoon doctor. I plan to do the gardasil vaccine, it’s just that I don’t know where to access the information. I asked, do I have to go to the hospital and meet a certain specialist doctor to be able to access gardasil or just need to see a general practitioner at the puskesmas? Explanation please. Thank you
Hello Ryan. Thank you for asking.
The vaccine for HPV is not a vaccine that is required by the government. Thus, it is possible that not all puskesmas provide the vaccine. You can ask beforehand about the availability of the vaccine at the nearest health center. If there isn't, then you can ask your destination hospital. Most hospitals provide HPV vaccines.
Regarding vaccination, you only need to consult a general practitioner. The injection is given intramuscularly (in the muscles) so that all general practitioners can easily provide the vaccination. But of course if you want to consult directly with an obstetrician, it is your right. Ask your doctor (general or specialist) what types of vaccines are available, and whether they suit you. Inform the doctor, is there a history of allergies or a history of having a follow-up event after vaccination. This is important so that doctors can monitor your condition after vaccination.
Thus short information from me, hopefully useful. Regards.