Working Towards Universal Implementation of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Annekathryn Goodman, Naima Joseph


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination should be included in national immunization programs, as part of a comprehensive approach to cervical cancer prevention and control. The practical aspects of vaccine uptake are now the most important issue in HPV vaccine research from a public-health perspective.  Increasing uptake, specifically in regions where disease burden is highest, will require thoughtful consideration of cost-effectiveness, innovative financing mechanisms, novel approaches to vaccine vehicle delivery and public acceptance.  We review ongoing critical barriers and challenges to implementation of HPV vaccination.


Human Papillomavirus vaccination, HPV, barriers to HPV vaccination

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