Correcting vaccine misinformation is a difficult process (2)

9 January, 2020

Hi Neil

I completely agree that managing vaccine misinformation in relation to HPV and other vaccines is a difficult and complex process. Sara Cooper and colleagues at Cochrane South Africa are working on a Cochrane EPOC qualitative evidence synthesis on factors that influence acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for adolescents, and this will be published later this year. The protocol is available here:

In a few days time Cochrane EPOC will publish a new sister review on interventions to improve vaccination uptake among adolescents (the protocol for this one is available here: We hope that these two syntheses will help to inform debates and decisions on promoting vaccine uptake among adolescents.

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Medical Research Council of South Africa ( His work is mainly in the field of implementation research, including systematic reviews of health systems interventions; the development and evaluation of strategies for changing professional and user behaviours and the organization of care; and the use of lay or community health workers to deliver care. He is an editor for the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Review Group. He is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:

Email: simon.lewin AT