CUHK Got the Key to Successful HPV Vaccination Programme
From right: Professor Albert LEE, Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion at The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care and Professor Paul Kay Sheung CHAN, Department of Microbiology from CUHK Medicine; Ms. Katharina REIMER, Executive Director and Ms. Sunny YANG, Healthcare Program Manager from the Karen Leung Foundation
HPV vaccination is the best prevention against cervical cancer because it protects against the root cause of the disease. As HPV vaccination uptake remains low in Hong Kong , CUHK researchers have tested various strategies to increase vaccination rates and find out that a school-based vaccination model accompanied by information targetted at parents and girls could achieve an uptake rate of over 80%. They also identified the main facilitators and barriers to HPV vaccination in Hong Kong.
Findings were published in the international scientific journal PLOS ONE.