Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexuallytransmitted infection in female adolescents. The highestinfection rate is found among individuals aged 15-24 years,and the HPV vaccine represents an opportunity to reduce theburden of cervical cancer caused by HPV types 16 and 18. TheWorld Health Organization has defined girls aged 9e13 years asthe priority target for HPV vaccination. In Italy, in accordancewith international public health guidelines, HPV vaccinationwasfree and actively offered to all girls during their 12th year oflife (from the completion of 11 years until the age of 12 years)between 2007 and 2008, establishing a target vaccinationcoverage of 95% within 5 years of the start of the campaign.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health