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Attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and HPV vaccine
Veronica Dorgali

Last modified: 2018-05-18


Abstract Since 2007 universal vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) was included in the Italian national immunization programme. The vaccine is offered free of charge to 12-year-old girls who represent the primary target group. Additionally, a catch-up campaign has been promoted in some regions to extend the active offer to older female age groups (secondary target group). In Tuscany, the vaccine is offered free of charge to girls aged 12-18 yr. Currently, 11 years after the initiation of the programme, HPV vaccination coverage in the two target populations is substantially lower than WHO targets (95%). This work aims to assess attitudes, knowledge and intentions towards Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer prevention among female university students in Tuscany


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