Journal article

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage in young Australian women is higher than previously estimated: Independent estimates from a nationally representative mobile phone survey

Julia ML Brotherton, Bette Liu, Basil Donovan, John M Kaldor, Marion Saville

VACCINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Accurate estimates of coverage are essential for estimating the population effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Australia has a purpose built National HPV Vaccination Program Register for monitoring coverage, however notification of doses administered to young women in the community during the national catch-up program (2007-2009) was not compulsory. In 2011, we undertook a population-based mobile phone survey of young women to independently estimate HPV vaccination coverage. METHODS: Randomly generated mobile phone numbers were dialed to recruit women aged 22-30 (age eligible for HPV vaccination) to complete a computer assisted telephone interview. Consent wa..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The National HPV Vaccination Program Register is owned by the Department of Health and Ageing and managed by VCS Inc. This study was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant no. 568971 and the Victorian Cytology Service. BL, BD and JK are supported by NHMRC fellowships.