The role of healthcare providers in HPV vaccination programs – A meeting report

Alex Vorsters*, Paolo Bonanni, Helena C. Maltezou, Joanne Yarwood, Noel T. Brewer, F. Xavier Bosch, Sharon Hanley, Ross Cameron, Eduardo L. Franco, Marc Arbyn, Nubia Muñoz, Mira Kojouharova, Jade Pattyn, Marc Baay, Emilie Karafillakis, Pierre Van Damme

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The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Prevention and Control Board convened a meeting in Bucharest, Romania (May 2018), to discuss the role of healthcare providers (HCPs) in prevention programs, with a focus on HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening. International and local experts discussed the role that HCPs can play to increase the uptake of HPV vaccine and screening. Experts recommended: 1) increasing HCP norms of getting vaccinated; 2) training providers to make effective recommendations; 3) making culturally appropriate materials available, in local languages; and 4) centralizing and coordinating education and information material, to direct both HCPs and the general public to the best material available.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100183
Number of pages9
JournalPapillomavirus Research
Early online date6 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


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