European Immunization Week, 2020
The campaign is marked across Europe every April and aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation. ECDC supports the week by launching a new European Vaccination Information Portal with up to date information on human papillomavirus.Read more
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer to affect women aged 15–44 years in the European Union.Read the factsheet
ECDC guidance on HPV vaccination in EU countries
This guidance partly complements and updates the 2008 and 2012 guidance documents on the introduction of HPV immunisation in EU/EEA Member States. It also covers the efficacy of the 9-valent vaccine, which was not licensed when the last guidance was published.Read the guidance
Guidance on HPV vaccination in EU countries: focus on boys, people living with HIV and 9-valent HPV vaccine introduction
Technical guidance on the Introduction of HPV vaccines in European Union countries – an update
The current state of introduction of HPV vaccination into national immunisation schedules in Europe: Results of the VENICE 2008 survey
Pre-vaccination prevalence and distribution of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types in Slovenian women: A cervical cancer screening based studyArchived
Proof-of-principle evaluation of the efficacy of fewer than three doses of a bivalent HPV16/18 vaccineArchived
Prevention and control
Two prophylactic HPV vaccines have been licensed in Europe, a bivalent and a quadrivalent vaccine: both have a good safety profile and protect against the high-risk HPV types 16 and 18.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer after breast cancer to affect women aged 15–44 years in the European Union.