Universal human papillomavirus vaccination of Australian boys — neither cost-effective nor equitable

Peter D Massey and David N Durrheim
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10025
Published online: 16 April 2012

To the Editor: The possible extension of the Australian preadolescent female vaccination program against human papillomavirus (HPV) to preadolescent males is not a sensible use of public health resources.

  • Peter D Massey1
  • David N Durrheim2

  • 1 School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, NSW.
  • 2 School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW.


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