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Estimating coverage of the National HPV Vaccination Program: where are we at?

Julia M L Brotherton and Robyn M Mullins
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (3): 188.

To the Editor: Australia’s world-leading government-funded National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Program for women aged 12–26 years is made up of two components: an ongoing school-based program and a time-limited catch-up program delivered through schools, general practices and community vaccination services.

Julia M L Brotherton, Epidemiologist1
Robyn M Mullins, PapScreen Research and Evaluation Manager2
1 National HPV Vaccination Program Register and Victorian Cervical Cytology Registry, Victorian Cytology Service, Melbourne, VIC.
2 Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria, Melbourne, VIC.
Article References: 
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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Cervical screening in Australia 2005–2006. Canberra: AIHW, 2008. (Cancer Series No. 41; AIHW Cat. No. CAN 36.)
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Brotherton JML, Deeks SM, Campbell-Lloyd S, et al. Interim estimates of human papillomavirus vaccination coverage in the school-based program in Australia. Commun Dis Intell 2008; 32: 457-461.
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19374275
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Information for health professionals. Melbourne: National HPV Vaccination Program Register. http://www.hpvregister.org.au/health-professionals/ (accessed Jul 2009).
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