Social mobilisation, consent and acceptability: a review of human papillomavirus vaccination procedures in low and middle-income countries

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Effective communication is considered especially important prior to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction to encourage acceptance, uptake and adherence among girls of an often-novel age group.

This study synthesised experiences and lessons learnt around social mobilisation, consent, and acceptability from 37 low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Effective messages and lessons learnt were consistent across world regions and HPV vaccination projects/programmes. These can be used to guide HPV vaccination communication strategies without additional formative research.

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