Human papilloma virus: 10 years of vaccination
21 December 2018
Prof Adam Finn presented at an anniversary event in Portugal celebrating 10 years of the integration of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine into the country’s National Vaccination Program.
The event, held in Lisbon on 5 November 2018, looked at how successful the programme has been in Europe and challenges for the future.
The commemoration was an important date for Public Health as it celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first vaccine specifically aimed at combating cancer diseases, namely cervical cancer. Considering the relevance of HPV vaccination and the fact that adherence to it, in Portugal, is an example of worldwide success, it is important to continue to advocate for the vaccine. The event was attended by Portugal’s Minister of Health and the Secretary of State for Health.