The NHS immunisations website has been updated with information about the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and the vaccination programme due to start this autumn. A recent study highlighted that lack of information was a common reason for refusing the vaccination.
This new website contains:
- Information about the vaccine
- Information about the disease the vaccine can prevent
- A list of frequently asked questions (FAQs)
- Links to other resources
The information currently available is intended for healthcare professionals but it may also prove helpful to patients. The information will continue to be updated with a changing focus to patient orientated information.
Action: Clinicians who want more information about the HPV vaccine and vaccination programme will find this site useful. Patients can also be directed to this resource, especially as the information updates are added.