HPV Vaccination

Could cervical cancer be eliminated by vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, even in low-income countries, where it is the major cancer type?

HPV vaccines, which have been available since 2006, are a proven, safe, and effective means of reducing cervical cancer rates. 

Future challenges are to extend coverage and achieve universal implementation.

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HPV Vaccination – Webinar Recording

Data are rapidly accruing on the impressive effectiveness of HPV vaccination programmes, including strong herd immunity effects and reduction in cervical cancer rates. This webinar presents the impact of HPV vaccination in Australia, which implemented one of the earliest and most successful vaccination programmes. It also provides an up-to-date picture of global progress in the implementation of HPV vaccination, with a focus on challenges in low- and middle-income countries.

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