Hum Vaccin Immunother 2021 Jun 1:1-11. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Medical Affairs, MSD K.K., Kitanomaru Square, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.
Vaccine confidence reflects social, individual, and political factors indicating confidence in vaccines and associated health systems. In Japan, the government ceased proactive recommendation of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in June 2013, only several months after the recommendation had begun. Seven years later, as of October 2020, the suspension persists and vaccine coverage has precipitously declined, resulting in many young women being continually exposed to the risk of preventable HPV-related diseases. Read More