The circular dated January 9, 2023 is regarding prevention of cervical cancer among girl students. The National Technical Advisory Group for Immunization (NTAGI) has recommended introduction of HPV vaccine in the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) with a one-time catch-up for 9- l4-year-old adolescent girls followed with routine introduction at 9 years.
The vaccination would be provided primarily through schools (Grade based approach: 5th – 10th) as school enrolment of girls is high. For registration, recording and reporting of vaccination numbers, the U-WIN App would be used. List of activities in order to make the campaign successful are given in the document.