Options for linking health interventions for adolescents with HPV vaccination

Published
2014

There are few interventions targeting young adolescents and those that do exist are often not adequately reaching them. This is because the number of contacts between the health system and adolescents is generally low. Immunization programmes are well known for achieving good coverage and there is an opportunity that the introduction of HPV vaccination can provide an entry point for other health interventions targeting 9 to 13 year olds. A number of health interventions are suitable for joint delivery with HPV vaccination and can foster synergies between EPI and school and/or adolescent health programmes.