Cervical cancer is a painful, silent killer, taking the lives of 1,500 women each year in PNG.
It’s still the second biggest killer of women in the country, according to Rotarian, Dr Fa Pulotu, the HPV Vaccination Committee Chairperson.
Pari Primary School was the first to receive vaccinations, on May 1.
The rotary aims to have 28,000 young girls vaccinated in 2017.
The first round of vaccinations completed only last week.
These girls underwent thorough checks afterwards for any pain or swelling which can happen in rare cases.