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

Papillomavirus Res. 2019 Dec:8:100183. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2019.100183. Epub 2019 Aug 30.


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.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Personnel*
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Humans
  • Papillomaviridae / immunology*
  • Papillomavirus Infections / complications
  • Papillomavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Papillomavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Papillomavirus Infections / virology
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines / immunology*
  • Preventive Health Services
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Vaccination


  • Papillomavirus Vaccines