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Assessment of HPV vaccination programme

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The effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in Scotland has been assessed in a 7-year crosssectional study.1 The HPV immunisation programme was introduced in September 2008.2 Routine vaccination for HPV types 16 and 18 was targeted at 12- to 13-year-old girls, of whom 92% were fully vaccinated in 2008–09.1 The study reports on vaccine effectiveness of the bivalent vaccine in these vaccinated women who attended for routine cervical screening at age 20–21 years.

The study, which covered birth cohorts …

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