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Assessing the Environment for Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in India

This article, published in The Open Vaccine Journal, presents findings from a study conducted in 2007 and 2008 in two states in India: Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The objectives of the study were to: design effective and appropriate HPV vaccine delivery systems for 10- to 14-year-old girls; design a communication strategy for HPV vaccine delivery; and devise an HPV vaccine advocacy strategy. Study findings showed that the policymakers, health care providers, parents, and adolescents were aware and concerned about cervical cancer, and they would welcome vaccination if it was safe, effective, affordable, and accessible. The authors also found that the health systems did not require large infrastructure investments to introduce HPV vaccine, and that basic cold chain and logistic equipment were available.

Author: Jacob M, Mawar N, Menezes L, et al.

Published: 2010

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Citation: Jacob M, Mawar N, Menezes L, et al. Assessing the Environment for Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in India. The Open Vaccine Journal. 2010;3:96-107.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Topics: Advocacy and communications, Introduction and service delivery, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Asia