HPV Vaccination in Latin America: Lessons Learned From a Pilot Program in Peru

This report summarizes a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination program implemented in Peru where HPV vaccine was made available to all girls aged nine years or older in fifth grade in selected parts of the country. The purpose of the study was to investigate operational issues related to HPV vaccination of young adolescent girls, aimed at identifying the most effective strategies. The report interprets the results and summarizes helpful lessons for policymakers and program managers, especially those in Latin America, looking to shape their own HPV vaccination programs. Lessons learned may be especially applicable to other countries with similar cultural, economic, and health contexts.

Author(s): PATH, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional, Ministerio de Salud de Peru, Estrategia Sanitaria Nacional de Inmunizaciones

Published: 2010