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Implementation of a national school-based Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine campaign in Fiji: knowledge, vaccine acceptability and information needs of parents

La Vincente, Sophie; Mielnik, D.; Jenkins, K.; Bingwor, F.; Volavola, L.; Marshall, H.; Druavesi, P.; Russell, F. M.; Lokuge, K.; Mulholland, E. K.


BACKGROUND: In 2008 Fiji implemented a nationwide Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine campaign targeting all girls aged 9–12 years through the existing school-based immunisation program. Parents of vaccine-eligible girls were asked to provide written consent for vaccination. The purpose of this study was to describe parents’ knowledge, experiences and satisfaction with the campaign, the extent to which information needs for vaccine decision-making were met, and what factors were...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-12-18
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2579-3


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