HPV vaccine communication: special considerations for a unique vaccine.
This guide presents communication guidance for countries introducing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at the national or sub-national levels. HPV vaccination is a key strategy for comprehensive cervical cancer control and prevention. By the end of 2015, more than 65 countries introduced HPV vaccine into their national immunization programmes, with more than 30 of them were approved for Gavi-supported introductions.
This guide offers guidance in three main areas: the first is advice on basic communication planning and implementation for immunization; the second discusses specific considerations for HPV vaccine; and the third on crisis communication. It includes summary tables, tips, frequently asked questions, sample materials and resources, all intended to provide immunization managers and communication specialists with the tools they need to ensure a high-quality strategic communication plan.