The second RIVER-EU Newsletter
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The third RIVER-EU newsletter is out! Among other things, we invite you to read about our progress in the past six months and learn more about the field work from researchers working with the selected underserved communities in Slovakia, Finland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Extension of HPV vaccination programme to boys in the Netherlands
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In the Netherlands, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was introduced in 2010 in the national immunization programme, targeted towards adolescent girls in the year they turned 13 years old. The selected vaccine is bivalent, targeting HPV types 16 and 18. In 2022, the HPV vaccination programme was extended to boys, with the first round of vaccinations held in March and April 2022.
Voices from the field: Studying Slovakia’s marginalised Roma communities
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Within the RIVER-EU project, a series of qualitative studies were conducted to explore health system barriers to vaccination in selected underserved communities. In Slovakia, the study described barriers to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among girls from marginalized Roma communities from the perspective of Roma girls, their parents, and professionals involved in HPV vaccination who serve this population.