• Jasmina Škorić Dr Simo Milošević Health Center, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Marija Klacar Uzelac Health Centre ‘’Dr Simo Milošević’’, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Ana Kostic Health Centre ‘’Dr Simo Milošević’’, Belgrade, Serbia



Human papillomavirus, vaccination, prevention


Introduction: Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. In an effort to prevent diseases caused by HPV, a 9-valent HPV vaccine has been available in Serbia since June 2022. It is recommended for children aged 9 to 19 years.

Objective: This study aimed to determine the number of children and adolescents vaccinated against HPV, to assess if there is a gender difference in the number of vaccinated children in the municipality of Belgrade, and to evaluate the percentage of children who started vaccination versus those fully vaccinated in the municipality of Čukarica.

Method: The study utilized periodic reports from the immunization representative of the “Dr Simo Milošević” Health Center as the data source.

Results: In the period from June 2022 to November 2023, a total of 19,839 vaccine doses were administered across the municipalities of Belgrade. In most health centers, a significantly higher percentage of girls began vaccination, with the exception of Barajevo Health Center (50% vaccinated boys) and Savski Venac Health Center (36% vaccinated boys).

Conclusion: For the analyzed 18-month period, we can conclude that the 7% vaccination rate recorded in the municipality of Čukarica is disappointingly low. Similarly, the 3% of children who received the second or third dose is also small, as it implies that nearly half of those who started the vaccination process have not been fully vaccinated.


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