Klein Champions Efforts To Protect Women Against Cervical Cancer
Bronx leads the city in instances of cervical cancer, we also have the only HPV Vaccine and Cervical Cancer prevention clinic to help protect women in a critical age range that need to be protected from this deadly disease.”
Bronx women do not access the healthcare system for screening. On average the clinic vaccinates about 20-30 women per week, totally hundreds since March. Montefiore as a whole has administered more than 10,000 doses over the past year. That includes all age ranges (9-26).
Blondell Avenue, is open on Tuesday mornings from 9 am-12 noon and Wednesday afternoons from 1 pm-5 pm. To schedule an appointment for vaccination, women should call 718-405-8390 (Option 2). The vaccine can also be obtained for girls under 18 years and younger at Montefiore’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics.
To schedule an appointment for vaccination, call 718-405-8390 (Option 2). The vaccine is also available for girls under 19 years and can be obtained through Montefiore’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinics.
Bronx residents can call the Bronx Healthy Woman Partnership at (718) 547-5064.
“It’s the start of a new year, a time when many will reflect on their health,” Senator Klein concluded. “Experts estimate that about one third of women recommended to have regular Pap smears do not. I urge any woman who may be unsure as to whether she needs cervical screeningto speak with her healthcare provider. In this day and age, no one should miss the opportunity to protect themselves.”